Leiopus (Leiopus) andreae Sama, 1994

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: ACANTHOCININI
Leiopus andreae
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

Leiopus andreae, a rare endemic species to Cyprus, has been described from Troodos Mts. (Cyprus) by Gianfranco Sama in 1994 [✮]. The biology of this interesting beetle is very similar to its continental congener Leiopus (Leiopus) nebulosus nebulosus (Linnaeus, 1758).

Body length: 7 - 9 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:walnut (Juglans regia)
Distribution:an endemic species to Cyprus

The living beetle was reared from larva found in dead walnut (Juglans regia) branch in Arakapas (Αρακαπάς) village environs (Limassol district, Cyprus) in May 2023.

Collected by Petr Jelínek

Sama G.:
Deuxième note sur les Cerambycidae de Chypre. Révision de la collection du Department of Agriculture de Chypre avec description d'un nouveau Leiopus Serville et de deux Trichoferus Wollaston du ciste (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Biocosme Mésogéen, Nice 11 (2): 37-47, 1994. [download pdf icon]

Wallin H., Nylander U. and Kvamme T.:
Two sibling species of Leiopus Audinet-Serville, 1835 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Europe: L. nebulosus (Linnaeus, 1758) and L. linnei sp. nov.
Zootaxa 2010: 31-45, 2009. [download pdf icon]

Leiopus andreae
Leiopus andreae
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]
Leiopus andreae
Leiopus andreae
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusAcanthocinini Blanchard, 1845
GenusLeiopus Audinet-Serville, 1835
SubgenusLeiopus Audinet-Serville, 1835
SpeciesLeiopus (Leiopus) andreae Sama, 1994