Hybometopia starcki Ganglbauer, 1889
[= Hybometopia starki Ganglbauer, 1889]

Hybometopia starcki
[Photo © Denis G. Kasatkin; www.zin.ru]

This very interesting beetle was reared from a dead twig of Castanea sativa collected in NE Turkey near Hopa village. Together with this species in the same branch we collected larvae of Parmenopsis caucasica (Leder, 1879). Judging from its behaviour Hybometopia starcki is probably a nocturnal species.

Body length:5 - 12 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:February - June
Host plant:polygophagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:Caucasus, NE Turkey

Collected by Martin Rejzek

Hybometopia starcki
[Photo © Michal Hoskovec, Fuji Superia 400 35 mm film scan]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusGraciliini Mulsant, 1839
GenusHybometopia Ganglbauer, 1889
SpeciesHybometopia starcki Ganglbauer, 1889