Stenocorus (Stenocorus) insitivus (Germar, 1823)
ssp. insitivus (Germar, 1823)
[= Toxotus insitivus (Germar, 1823)]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: STENOCORINI
Stenocorus insitivus insitivus

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing Michal Hoskovec]

Stenocorus insitivus, a Caucasian species occuring in Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Iran, and Turkey, has been described from South Russia as Leptura insitiva by Ernst Friedrich Germar in 1823 [▽]. The larval biology of this remarkable species is unknown, adults can be found en masse on flowers (often on Apiaceae) in forest biotopes from May to Agust (peak at the turn of June and July).

Body length:♂♂ 12 - 25 mm / ♀♀ 15 - 30 mm
Life cycle:unknown
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:unknown
Distribution:South Russia, Crimea, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, North Iran, East Turkey

The depicted beetles were collected in: ♂ - Martuni (Մարտունի) environs (Gegharkunik province, Armenia) on June 21, 2014; ♀ (brown) - Tvalivi environs (Mtskheta-Mtianeti region, Georgia) on June 20, 2015; ♀ (black) - Khosrov Forest State Reserve (1500-1900 m a.s.l, SW slope of Gegham mountain ridge, Ararat province, Armenia) on July 14-15, 2003.

Collected by T.Lengál, M.Snížek and A.G.Koval

Germar E.F.:
Insectorum species novae aut minus cognitae, descriptionibus illustratae.
Coleopterorum Species. Hendelii et filii, Halae Volumen primum. Coleoptera: xxiv + 624pp, 1823, [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [pages 98-99], 2014. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusStenocorini Thomson, 1861
GenusStenocorus Fabricius, 1775
SubgenusStenocorus Fabricius, 1775
SpeciesStenocorus (Stenocorus) insitivus (Germar, 1823)
SpeciesStenocorus (Stenocorus) insitivus insitivus (Germar, 1823)