Purpuricenus montanus White, 1853
[= Sternoplistes kashmirensis Pic, 1906]

Purpuricenus montanus
[Photo © David Navrátil, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Purpuricenus montanus, a beautiful species known from high mountain regions of North-West China, Afghanistan, North India and Pakistan, has been described from "Himalaya Mts." by Adam White in 1853 [▽].

Body length:11 – 16 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:June - July
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:West China, Afghanistan, North India, Pakistan

The depicted mounted male beetle was collected in Kalam Valley (2800 m a.s.l., Swat district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan) in June 1998.

White A.:
Longicornia I.
Catalogue of the coleopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum 7: 1-174, 1853. [download pdf icon]

Ambrus R. and Tichý T.
New and interesting records of the tribe Purpuricenini J. Thomson, 1861 from China and neighbouring countries (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Les Cahiers Magellanes 25: 85-105, 2017

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusTrachyderini Dupont, 1836
GenusPurpuricenus Dejean, 1821
SpeciesPurpuricenus montanus White, 1853