Purpuricenus globulicollis Dejean, 1839

Purpuricenus globulicollis
Purpuricenus globulicollis ♀ [Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

Purpuricenus globulicollis, a rare and sporadic European xerophilic species, has been decribed from Digne environs (France) Pierre François M. A. Dejean in 1839 [▽]. P. globulicollis larvae develop in dying thin branches and twigs of deciduous trees (prefers Quercus, but also reported in Acer). Pupation occurs in wood in spring. Life-cycle lasts two years. Adults, active from May to July, can be found on host trees and can be attracted by wine/sweet traps.

Body length:9 - 19 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Quercus, Acer)
Distribution:Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine

Dejean P.F.M.A. in Mulsant É.:
Histoire Naturelle des Coléoptères de France. Longicornes.
Maison, Paris, 304pp [pages 34-35], 1839. [download pdf icon]

Sláma M.E.F.:
Tesaříkovití – Cerambycidae České republiky a Slovenské republiky / Cerambycidae of the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.
Milan Sláma private printing, Krhanice, 383pp [pages 100-101], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download pdf icon]

Richoux P., Allemand R., Pupier R., Delaunay L.:
Biogéographie des Purpuricenus (Col. Cerambycidae) dans le Sud de la France.
Bulletin Mensuel de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 55 (9): 305-318, 1986. [download pdf icon]

Purpuricenus globulicollis
Purpuricenus globulicollis ♀ [Photo © Daniel Rydzi]
Purpuricenus globulicollis
Purpuricenus globulicollis ♂ [Photo © Nikola Rahme]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusTrachyderini Dupont, 1836
GenusPurpuricenus Dejean, 1821
SpeciesPurpuricenus globulicollis Dejean, 1839