Tetrops (Tetrops) peterkai Skořepa, 2020

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: TETROPINI
Tetrops praeustus praeustus

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

Tetrops peterkai, a new Central-Eauropean species known from Czechia, Slovakia, Austria and Germany, has been described according series of many specimens from Central Europe (holotype from Moravia) by Lukáš Skořepa in 2020 [▽]. Differential diagnosis of this interesting in Frangula alnus developing species, which specimens have been confused probably for decades with T. praeustus until now, is also included in the description paper.

Tetrops praeustus species cluster comprises several very similar species and subspecies (T. praeustus (Linnaeus, 1758); T. gilvipes (Faldermann, 1837); T. praetermitus Sláma, 2020 [❖]; T. peterkai Skořepa, 2020) that are thanks to similar bionomy and overal look often confused or misidentified. According to the authors of the website, the entire cluster of these taxa, in which the diversity of habits of adults is also influenced geographically, needs a comprehensive revision using not only classical morphology in larvae and adults but also DNA analysis.

Body length:♂♂ 3.1 - 5.0 mm / ♀♀ 2.9 - 5.5 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:April - July
Host plant:development reported only from alder buckthorn (Frangula alnus)
Distribution:Czechia, Slovakia, Austria, Germany


The depicted mounted specimens were beaten from Frangula alnus branches in Boršov u Litětin Natural Monument environs (Dolní Roveň - Litětiny, Pardubice district, Pardubice region, Eastern Bohemia, Czechia) on May 17, 2003 (♂) and May 26, 2001, respectively (♀).

Collected by David Navrátil


[▽]
Skořepa L.:
New species of the genus Tetrops Kirby, 1826 in Kirby & Spence 1826 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from Central Europe.
Humanity space - International Almanac 9 (5): 563-570, 2020. [download pdf icon]

[❖]
Sláma M.E.F.:
A new species of the genus Tetrops Kirby, 1826 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae, Lamiinae) from Bohemia.
Humanity space - International Almanac 9 (5): 571-576, 2020. [download pdf icon]

Sláma M.E.F.:
Tesaříci Rodu Tetrops střední Evropy.
[ Cerambycidae of the genus Tetrops of Central Europe. ]
Entomofauna Carpathica 32 (2): 12-18, 2020. [download pdf icon]



 
SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusTetropini Planet, 1924
GenusTetrops Kirby, 1826
SubgenusTetrops Kirby, 1826
SpeciesTetrops (Tetrops) peterkai Skořepa, 2020