Ropalopus (Ropalopus) siculus (Stierlin, 1864)

Ropalopus siculus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec and Marcello Benelli]
Body length:15 - 25 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:April - July
Host plant:maples (Acer spp.)
Distribution:an endemic species to Sicily

The depicted mounted beetle was collected by Gianfranco Sama in Sicily. The living beetles were reared by our friend Marcello Benelli from trunk of damaged living maple (Acer sp.) found in Piano Zucchi (Madonie Mts., Sicily).

Sama G. and Schurmann P.:
Coleotteri Cerambicidi di Sicilia.
Animalia 7 (113): 189-230, 1980. [download pdf icon]

Ropalopus siculus
[Photo © Marcello Benelli]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Callidiini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Ropalopus Mulsant, 1839
Subgenus: Ropalopus Mulsant, 1839
Species: Ropalopus (Ropalopus) siculus (Stierlin, 1864)