Molorchus (Caenoptera) abieticola Holzschuh, 2007

Molorchus abieticola
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Molorchus abieticola, an interesting and rare species endemic to Turkey, has been described from Southern Turkey by Carolus Holzschuh in 2007 [▽].

Body length:9 - 14 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Cilician fir (Abies cilicica)
Distribution:an endemic species to Turkey

The depicted male beetles were reared from larvae found in dead twigs of Abies cilicica in Namrun (Çamlıyayla, Mersin province, Turkey) on May 25, 2011.

Collected by P.Rapuzzi and G.Sama

Holzschuh C.:
Beschreibung von 80 neuen Bockkäfern aus der orientalischen und palaearktischen Region, vorwiegend aus China, Laos und Borneo (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae)
Entomologica Basiliensa et Collectionis Frey 29: 177-286, 2007 [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusMolorchini Mulsant, 1863
GenusMolorchus Fabricius, 1793
SubgenusCaenoptera C.G. Thomson, 1859
SpeciesMolorchus (Caenoptera) abieticola Holzschuh, 2007