Purpuricenus interscapillatus Plavilstshikov, 1937
ssp. nudicollis Demelt, 1968
[= Purpuricenus nudicollis Demelt, 1968; ❖]

Purpuricenus interscapillatus nudicollis
[Photo © Maxim E. Smirnov]

This subspecies of Purpuricenus interscapillatus is known from the Western ridge of Toros Mountains in Southern Anatolia, and from Cyprus [❖].

Body length:14 - 20 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:Quercus
Distribution:Turkey, Cyprus

The depicted beetle was collected in Iҫmeler environs (N36°48′15″ E28°13′12″; Marmaris district, Muğla province, Aegean Region, Turkey) on May 9, 2018.

Collected by M. & L.Smirnov

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]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusTrachyderini Dupont, 1836
GenusPurpuricenus Dejean, 1821
SpeciesPurpuricenus interscapillatus Plavilstshikov, 1937
SubspeciesPurpuricenus interscapillatus nudicollis Demelt, 1968