Paracorymbia (Paracorymbia) benjamini (Sama, 1993)
ssp. benjamini (Sama, 1993)
[= Corymbia benjamini Sama, 1993]
[= Stictoleptura (Paracorymbia) benjamini benjamini (Sama, 1993)][✩]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Paracorymbia benjamini benjamini
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Paracorymbia benjamini, a very rare species endemic to Israel, has been described from Mount Kfir in Meron massif as Corymbia benjamini by Gianfanco Sama in 1993 [✧].

Body length:9 - 12 mm
Life cycle:2 years [?]
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:unknown
Distribution:an endemic species to Israel

The depicted mounted beetles were collected in the type locality - Mount Meron (N33°00.499′ E035°23.672′; 880 m a.s.l, Northern District, Israel) on May 2-4, 2018.

Collected by Walter Grosser

Sama G.:
Due nuovi Cerambycidae di Israele. (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Lambillionea 93 (4): 470-474, 1993.

Miroshnikov A.I.:
Myths and reality: critical remarks on M.L. Danilevsky’s monograph, “Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countres. Part 1“.
[ Мифы и реальность: критические замечания по поводу монографии М.Л. Данилевского «Жуки-усачи (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) России и соседних стран. Часть 1». ]
Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 12 (1): 181–214, 2016. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1802
GenusParacorymbia Miroshnikov, 1998
SubgenusParacorymbia Miroshnikov, 1998
SpeciesParacorymbia (Paracorymbia) benjamini (Sama, 1993)
SubspeciesParacorymbia (Paracorymbia) benjamini benjamini (Sama, 1993)