Purpuricenus graecus Sláma, 1993

Purpuricenus graecus
[Photo © P. Jelínek]
Purpuricenus graecus, described by Milan Sláma from Gerania and Loutraki in 1993 [✧], is rare species endemic to Greece.

Body length:10 - 14 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:Quercus spp.

The depicted beetle was reared from larva found in oak twig collected in Anixi environs (Northern Greece).

Collected by P. Jelínek

Sláma M.:
Zwei neue Taxa aus Griechenland – Purpuricenus graceus sp. n. und Brachyleptura maculicornis ondreji subsp. n.
Folia Heyrovskyana 1 (6): 56-62, 1993.

Sláma M.:
Purpuricenus graecus Sláma, 1993 - correct original spelling of the specific name.
Folia Heyrovskyana 2 (4), 1994.

Rapuzzi P. and Sama G.:
Revision of the Purpuricenus interscapillatus species - group and allied taxa (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Fragmenta entomologica, Roma 45 (1-2): 143-171, 2013. [download pdf icon]

Purpuricenus graecus
Purpuricenus graecus
Purpuricenus graecus
[Photo © P. Jelínek]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Trachyderini Dupont, 1836
Genus: Purpuricenus Dejean, 1821
Species: Purpuricenus graecus Sláma, 1993