Purpuricenus nigronotatus Pic, 1907
[= Purpuricenus konradi
/ Tribus: TRACHYDERINI
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Purpuricenus nigronotatus is very rare species known from the West side of Toros Mountains (Antalya province) to the Hatay province. Northwards it reaches the Van lake in Eastern Anatolia [❖].
|Body length:||10 - 20 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 - 3 years|
|Adults in:||May - July|
|Host plant:||oaks (Quercus spp.)|
|Distribution:||a species endemic to Turkey|
The depicted beetle was collected whilst sitting on oak leaves near Güzelolük village (40 km N of Erdemli, SW Turkey).
Collected by M.Hoskovec
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.
Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Trachyderini Dupont, 1836
Genus: Purpuricenus Dejean, 1821
Species: Purpuricenus nigronotatus Pic, 1907