Stenocorus (Anisorus) latus (Pic, 1892)
[= Toxotus? insitivus var. latus Pic, 1892]
[= Stenocorus (Stenocorus) auricomus latus (Pic, 1892)]
[= Stenocorus (Stenocorus) guveni Özdikmen, 2014]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: STENOCORINI
Stenocorus latus
[Photo © Jacek Kurzawa]

Stenocorus (Anisorus) latus, a very rare beetle occuring in Turkey and Syria, has been described from “Haute Syrie” as Toxotus? insitivus var. latus by Maurice Pic in 1892 [✧]. Hussein Özdikmen et al., in their paper devoted to Turkish Stenocorus, accepted Toxotus insitivus var. latus Pic, 1892 as S. auricomus latus (Pic, 1892). Situation of this taxon was complicated also by the fact, that in the same paper they described from Turkey a new species - S. (S.) guveni in 2014 [❖]. According to Mikhail L. Danilevsky, however, it is a synonym of S. latus (see the MLD comments below).

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Stenocorus latus (Pic, 1892) = Stenocorus guveni Özdikmen, 2014, syn. nov. based on the original description. Types of both names have very short 3rd and 4th antennal joints.

Stenocorus latus (Pic, 1892), stat. nov.: Toxotus insitivus var. latus Pic, 1892 [“Haute Syrie”] was Accepted by Özdikmen, Cihan & Kaya (2014) as S. auricomus latus (Pic, 1892). A syntype-female of Toxotus insitivus var. latus Pic, 1892 incorrectly published (and figured) as “holotype”, has extremely short 3rd and 4th antennal joints, that is never the case in S. insitivus. S. auricomus (Reitter, 1890f:) normally has long 3rd and 4th antennal joints. So, Stenocorus latus Pic, 1892, stat. nov. must be accepted as another species.

Body length:14 - 17 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years [?]
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:unknown
Distribution:Syria, Turkey

The depicted mounted beetle was captured ca 15 km SE of Tatvan (1740 m, Kavuşşahap Dağları, Bitlis province, East Turkey) on June 12, 2011.

Collected by J. Lugowoj

Pic M.:
Séance du 27 avril 1892. Espèces et variétés nouvelles de Longicornes, recueillies par M. C. Delagrange dans son voyage dans le nord de la Syrie en 1891.
Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France 61: cxi-cxii, 1892. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H., Cihan N. and Kaya G.:
A Survey of Turkish Stenocorus Geoffroy, 1762 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) with a New Species Stenocorus (s.str.) guveni.
Pakistan Journal of Zoology 46 (3): 697-706, 2014. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Volume 6/1. Chrysomeloidea I (Vesperidae, Disteniidae, Cerambycidae). Updated and Revised Second Edition.
Mikhail L. Danilevsky Ed., Koninklijke Brill, Leiden 2: i-xxviii + 712pp, 2021.

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusStenocorini Thomson, 1861
GenusStenocorus Fabricius, 1775
SubgenusAnisorus Mulsant, 1862
SpeciesStenocorus (Anisorus) latus (Pic, 1892)