Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE / Tribus: LEPTURINI
[Photo © M.Rejzek]
The depicted beetle was reared from larva found in dead oak branch attacked by a fungus resembling Vuilleminia comedens in appearance. Similar to Grammoptera abdominalis the larvae of this species feed centrally in the fungus infested branches and later they create pupal cells perpendicular to the branch axis. The pupal cell leads directly under the bark surface and is not secured by any wad of frass as it is common in other Cerambycidae. Two adults hatched in February 2005.
Body length: 5 - 10 mm Life cycle: 1 - 2 years Adults in: May - June Host plant: oaks (Quercus spp.) Distribution: a species endemic to Sicily
Collected by M.Rejzek in Piano Zucchi S Isnello (1076 m; Italy, Sicily, Madonie).
Sama G. and Schurmann P.:
Coleotteri Cerambicidi di Sicilia.
Animalia 7 (113): 189-230, 1980. [download ]
Rapuzzi P. and Sama G.:
Cerambycidae nuovi o interessanti per la fauna di Sicilia (Insecta Coleoptera Cerambycidae).
Quaderni di Studi e Notizie di Storia Naturale della Romagna 23: 157-172, 2006. [download ]
Subfamilia: Lepturinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Lepturini Latreille, 1804
Genus: Grammoptera Audinet-Serville, 1835
Subgenus: Grammoptera Audinet-Serville, 1835
Species: Grammoptera (Grammoptera) viridipennis Pic, 1893