Purpuricenus renyvonae Sláma, 2001
ssp. renyvonae Sláma, 2001
[= Purpuricenus baeckmanni Danilevsky, 2007)]
[= Purpuricenus caucasicus baeckmanni Danilevsky, 2007]

Purpuricenus renyvonae renyvonae

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Purpuricenus renyvonae, a rare species known from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Crimea and Turkey, has been described from South East Bulgaria (Black Sea coast) by Milan E.F. Sláma in 2001 [✧].

Body length:14 - 21 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:probably polyphagous in deciduous trees and shrubs (found in Paliurus spina-christi)
Distribution:Bulgaria, Macedonia, Crimea and Turkey

The depicted male beetle was reared from larva found in Paliurus spina-christi stem in Primorsko (Приморско) environs (Burgas province, Bulgaria) on June 19, 2021.

Collected by Lukáš Skořepa

Sláma M.E.F.:
Purpuricenus renyvonae sp. n. vom Balkan (Coleoptera : Cerambycidae).
Biocosme Mésogéen, Nice 17 (3): 225-238, 2001. [download pdf icon]

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 renyvonae Sláma, 2001
SpeciesPurpuricenus renyvonae renyvonae Sláma, 2001