Osphranteria lata Pic, 1956
[= Osphranteria richteri Heyrovský, 1959]


Osphranteria lata
[Photo © M.Rejzek]

Body length:15 - 25 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years [?]
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:Ziziphus sp. (Rhamnaceae)

This very local longhorn beetle is perhaps the only heliophilic species we recorded in South Iran. The adults visit flowers and remain there most of the night. The depicted beetles were collected in Genu (30 km N Bandar-e Abbas, Hormozgan province, South Iran).

Osphranteria lata
[Photo © M.Rejzek]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Callichromatini Blanchard, 1845
Genus: Osphranteria Redtenbacher, 1850
Species: Aromia lata Pic, 1956