Molorchus (Molorchus) bassettii (Sama, 1992)
[= Glaphyra bassettii Sama, 1992]

Molorchus bassettii
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing Michal Hoskovec]

Molorchus (Molorchus) bassettii, a rare species endemic to Cyprus developing in dead branches of Cedrus libani brevifolia, has been described as Glaphyra bassettii by Gianfranco Sama in 1992 [❖].

Body length:5 - 8 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:Cedrus libani brevifolia
Distribution:endemic species to Cyprus

The depicted beetles were reared from larvae found in the dead Cedrus twigs in Cedar Valley (Pafos environs Troodos Mts., Cyprus) in March 2006 and April 2022.

Collected by Pavel Jelínek and Petr Jelínek

Sama G.:
Descrizione di nuovi Cerambycidae dell'isola di Cipro (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Lambillionea 92 (4): 297-307, 1992. [download pdf icon]

Sama G.:
Note sui Molorchini. II. I generi Glaphyra Newman, 1840 e Nathrioglaphyra nov. (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Lambillionea 95 (3): 363-390, 1995. [download pdf icon]

Ambrus R., Grosser W. and Hrbek J.:
Contribution to the knowledge of longhorn beetles from Cyprus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Humanity space International Almanac 3 (2): 173-190, 2014. [download pdf icon]

Molorchus bassettii
Molorchus bassettii
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusMolorchini Mulsant, 1863
GenusMolorchus Fabricius, 1793
SubgenusMolorchus Fabricius, 1793
SpeciesMolorchus (Molorchus) bassettii (Sama, 1992)