Purpuricenus apicalis Pic, 1905
[= Purpuricenus tommasoi Sama, 2001]

Purpuricenus apicalis
[Photo © P.Jelínek]
Purpuricenus apicalis
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Body length:12 - 22 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:Quercus
Distribution:Iran, Iraq, Turkey

Adults of this beetle do not visit flowers. They can usually be found flying around tree tops or sitting on the leaves of their host. The depicted mounted beetles were collected in SE Turkey. The living specimen was photographed on the host tree ca 17 km NE of Marivan (1460 m, Kordestan province, Iran; N35°38′57″ E46°17′24″) on May 22, 2019.

Collected by M.Rejzek and P.Jelínek

Sama G.:
Etudes sur le genre Purpuricenus Dejean, 1821 : à propos de P. nicocles Schaufuss, 1871; description de P. tommasoi n. sp. proche de P. dalmatinus Sturm, 1843 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Lambillionea 101 (1): 386-390, 2001. [download pdf icon]

Sama G., Rapuzzi P., and Özdikmen H.:
Preliminary report of the entomological surveys (2010, 2011) of G. Sama and P. Rapuzzi to Turkey (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 12 (1): 22-45, 2006. [download pdf icon]

Purpuricenus apicalis
Purpuricenus apicalis
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusTrachyderini Dupont, 1836
GenusPurpuricenus Dejean, 1821
SpeciesPurpuricenus apicalis Pic, 1905