Stictoleptura (Stictoleptura) tangeriana (Tournier, 1875)
[= Leptura tangeriana Tournier, 1875]
[= Leptura atlasica Escalera, 1914]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Stictoleptura tangeriana
[Photo © David Navrátil, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Stictoleptura tangeriana, an endemic species to Morocco, has been described from Tanger environs as Leptura tangeriana by Henri Tournier in 1875 [❖]. S. tangeriana is a very variable species in color, both red and completely black individuals are known. Larvae of this interesting, in Morocco widely distributed deciduous submontane and montane (up to 1800 m a.s.l.) forest species, develop in oaks (reported from Quercus suber). Adults, active in June and July, are diurnal and anthophilous [✧][▽].

Body length:10 - 16 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years [?]
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:Quercus suber
Distribution:an endemic species to Morocco

The depicted mounted female beetles were collected on flowers in Aguelmam Azigza National Park (Khenifra environs, Middle Atlas Mts., Khenifra province, Béni Mellal-Khénifra region, Morocco) on June 6, 1995. The living males were collected in Oulmes (أولماس) environs (Khémisset province, Rabat-Salé-Kénitra region, Morocco) on May 21, 2022.

Collected by our friend Jakub Rolčík and by Petr Jelínek

Tournier H.:
Diagnoses de trois Coléoptères nouveaux.
Petites Nouvelles Entomologiques, Paris 7 (119): 475, 1875. [download pdf icon]

Villiers A.:
Coléoptères Cérambycides de l'Afrique du Nord.
Faune de l'Empire Français, ORSC Paris, 5: 1-152, 1946. [download pdf icon]

Trócoli S.:
Actualización del catálogo de Longicornios de Marruecos Actualisation du catalogue des Longicornes du Maroc (Parte II / Partie II : Cerambycidae, Lepturinae, Vesperidae).
Revue de l'Association Roussillonnaise d'Entomologie (R.A.R.E.) 28 (2): 72-84, 2019. [download pdf icon]

Stictoleptura tangeriana
Stictoleptura tangeriana
Stictoleptura tangeriana
Stictoleptura tangeriana[Photo © Petr Jelínek]
Stictoleptura tangeriana
Stictoleptura tangeriana[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1804
GenusStictoleptura Casey, 1924
SubgenusStictoleptura Casey, 1924
SpeciesStictoleptura tangeriana (Tournier, 1875)