Paracorymbia (Paracorymbia) hybrida (Rey, 1885)
[= Brachyleptura hybrida (Rey, 1885)]
[= Stictoleptura (Paracorymbia) hybrida (Rey, 1885)][✩]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Paracorymbia hybrida
[Photo © David Navrátil, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Paracorymbia hybrida, a rare montane species endemic to South-West Europe (Northern Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy), has been described from French Alps as Leptura hybrida by Claudius Rey in 1885 [✧]. Recent and the last glacial distribution of this not often collected taxon in the Alps is discussed (in connection with the spreading of its original host Abies alba) in an interesting work by Francesco Vitali published in 2004 [✱]. P. hybrida larvae develop in decaying wood of coniferous trees, pupation in wood, life-cycle probably 2 years. Adults, active from late May to July, are diurnal and anthophilous (on Asteracee, Rosaceae, Apiaceae).

Body length:9 - 13 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:polyphagous in conifeous trees (Abies alba, Picea abies, Pinus spp., Larix decidua)
Distribution:Northern Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy

The depicted mounted male beetles were collected in: (SP) - Vallferrera Valley (Alt Pirineu Natural Park, Lleida/Lérida province, Catalonia, Spain) on August 3, 1977; (SW) - Soglio village environs (1800 m a.s.l., Maloja district, Grisons canton, Switzerland) on July 5, 2015.

Collected by Eduardo Vives and Christian Rieger

Rey C.:
Note sur la Leptura maculicornis Degeer, Mulsant.
Revue d'Entomologie, Caen 4: 275-277, 1885. [download pdf icon]

Vitali F.:
Palaeological consideration about a Paracorymbia hybrida (Rey, 1885) relict station (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lepturinae).
Biocosme Mésogéen, Nice 20 (3-4) [2003]: 137-144, 2004. [download pdf icon]

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]

Paracorymbia hybrida - genitalia

Male genitalia of Paracorymbia (Paracorymbia) hybrida (Rey, 1885) in detail: A. aedeagus, B. subgenital plate, C. lateral lobes.
[Photo © David Navrátil]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1802
GenusParacorymbia Miroshnikov, 1998
SubgenusParacorymbia Miroshnikov, 1998
SpeciesParacorymbia (Paracorymbia) hybrida (Rey, 1885)