Grammoptera (Grammoptera) merkli Frivaldszky, 1884

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Grammoptera merkli
[Photo © Maxim E. Smirnov]

Grammoptera merkli, an endemic species to Turkey, has been described by Johann Frivaldszky in 1884 [❖].

Body length:4 - 7 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:polyphagous in fungi infested branches of deciduous trees (e.g. Quercus)
Distribution:an endemic species to Turkey

The depicted male beetle was collected in Göynük environs (Kemer region, Antalya province, Turkey) on April 16, 2015. The living female was photographed in Çıralı environs (Kemer region, Antalya province, Turkey) on April 10, 2023.

Collected by Maxim E. Smirnov and Žilvinas Pūtys

Frivaldszky J.:
Coleoptera nova ex Asia Minore.
Természetrajzi Füzetek 8 (1): 1-8, 1884. [download pdf icon]

Rapuzzi P. and Sama G.:
Descriptions of nine new species of longhorn beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 9 (1): 1-16, 2014. [download pdf icon]

Grammoptera merkli
Grammoptera merkli
[Photo © Žilvinas Pūtys]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1802
GenusGrammoptera Audinet-Serville, 1835
SubgenusGrammoptera Audinet-Serville, 1835
SpeciesGrammoptera (Grammoptera) merkli Frivaldszky, 1884