Purpuricenus bitlisiensis Th. Pic, 1902
[= Purpuricenus budensis var. bitlisiensis Th. Pic, 1902]

Purpuricenus bitlisiensis

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Purpuricenus bitlisiensis, a species endemic to Turkey, has been described from Bitlis envvirons (Turkey) as Purpuricenus budensis var. bitlisiensis by Thérèse Pic (wife of entomologist Maurice Pic) in 1902 [▽].

Body length:10 - 20 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:probably polyphagous in twigs of various deciduous trees and shrubs
Distribution:an endemic species to Turkey

The depicted beetles were collected on steppe slope in Karabey village environs (1700 m a.s.l., Buğlan Geçidi, 40 km NNW Muş, Eastern Turkey) on June 25, 2008.

Collected by M.Boukal

Pic Th.:
Deux nouvelles variétés de « Purpuricenus » Fisch..
L'Échange, Revue Linnéenne 18 (209): 27, 1902.

Sabbadini A. and Pesarini C.:
Note su Purpuricenus budensis (Goeze) e specie affini (Coleoptera Cerambycidae).
Bollettino della Società Entomologica Italiana, Genova 124 (1): 55-64, 1992. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusTrachyderini Dupont, 1836
GenusPurpuricenus Dejean, 1821
SpeciesPurpuricenus bitlisiensis Th. Pic, 1902