Purpuricenus deyrollei Thomson, 1867

Purpuricenus deyrollei
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Body length:12 - 20 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:Quercus
Distribution:Iran, Syria, Azerbaijan, Armenia

Purpuricenus deyrollei is known from Iran, Syria, Azerbaijan and Armenia, but in all these countries this rare species occurs extremely locally. It is a diurnal species visiting flowering shrubs. The depicted beetles were collected near Minudast (NE Iran, Khorasan province).

Collected by M.Rejzek

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Trachyderini Dupont, 1836
Genus: Purpuricenus Dejean, 1821
Species: Purpuricenus deyrollei Thomson, 1867