Purpuricenus interscapillatus Plavilstshikov, 1937
ssp. interscapillatus Plavilstshikov, 1937
[= Purpuricenus budensis interscapillatus Plavilstshikov, 1937; ❖]

Purpuricenus interscapillatus interscapillatus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Body length:10 - 20 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Quercus calliprinos, Rhamnus palaestina)
Distribution:Cyprus, Israel, Syria, Turkey

The depicted beetle was collected in Turkey.

Collected by M.Rejzek

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]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Trachyderini Dupont, 1836
Genus: Purpuricenus Dejean, 1821
Species: Purpuricenus interscapillatus Plavilstshikov, 1937
Subspecies: Purpuricenus interscapillatus interscapillatus Plavilstshikov, 1937