Stictoleptura (Stictoleptura) heydeni (Ganglbauer, 1888)
[= Leptura Silbermanni Lefèbvre, 1835]
[= Leptura ustulata Heyden, 1877 nec Schaller, 1783]
[= Leptura heydeni Ganglbauer, 1888]
[= Corymbia heydeni (Ganglbauer, 1888)]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Stictoleptura heydeni

[Photo © David Navrátil, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Stictoleptura heydeni, a not well known and sparsely collected species distributed in Near East (Syria, Lebanon, Israel, South Turkey), has been originally described from Mount Lebanon (Lebanon) as Leptura Silbermanni by Alexandre Louis Lefèbvre de Cérisy in 1835 [✮]. Current (and valid) name was firstly used by Ludwing Ganglbauer in 1888 [❖] and its using is a result of relatively complicated nomenclaturic status of this taxon (also known as Leptura ustulata Heyden, 1877) [✧].

Body length:11 - 18 mm
Life cycle:2 years [?]
Adults in:June - July
Host plant:unknown, probably in decaying wood of deciduous trees
Distribution:Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Turkey

The depicted beetles were beaten from blossoming Christ's thorn (Paliurus spina-christi, Rhamnaceae) in Avgadi environs (800-1100 m a.s.l., 35 km N of Erdemli, Mersin province, South Turkey) on June 16-20, 1996.

Collected by Michal Hoskovec

Lefèbvre A.L.:
Description de Leptura Silbermanni.
Revue Entomologique, Gustave Silbermann, Strasbourg 3: 303-307, 1835. [download pdf icon]

Ganglbauer L. in Marseul S.A.:
Catalogue synonymique des Coléoptères de l'Ancien-Monde (suite), Longicornes.
L'Abeille Journal D'Entomologie, Paris 25 (1): 465-480, 1888. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Additions and corrections to the new Catalogue of Palaearctic Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) edited by I. Löbl & A. Smetana, 2010. Part II.
Russian Entomological Journal 19 (4): 313-324, 2011. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1802
GenusStictoleptura Casey, 1924
SubgenusStictoleptura Casey, 1924
SpeciesStictoleptura (Stictoleptura) heydeni (Ganglbauer, 1888)