Leioderes tuerki Ganglbauer, 1886c

Catalog Cerambycinae CallidiiniLeioderes tuerki Ganglbauer, 1886c

Leioderes tuerki Ganglbauer, 1886c

family CERAMBYCIDAE Latreille, 1802
subfamily Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
tribe Callidiini Kirby, 1837
genus Leioderes L. Redtenbacher, 1848
tuerki Ganglbauer, 1886c

Leioderes tuerki Ganglbauer, 1886c



Leioderes tuerki seems to be endemic to South Turkey, namely the Taurus mountains. It develops in Quercus and Juglans but it is likely that also other deciduous trees serve as its host. It is a crepuscular to nocturnal species. The beetles start to activate at dusk and can be observed in flight around their potential hosts. Occasionally they gather on flowering shrubs like hawthorn and stay there all over the night. In the next morning they can still be observed sitting in the flowers but completely disappear before noon. The adults were once beaten from dry branches of Juglans regia during the day.


Body length: 8 - 13 mm
Life cycle: 2 years
Adults in: May - June
Host plant: deciduous trees (Quercus, Juglans etc.)
Distribution: Turkey

The beetle in the picture was found sitting in a blossoming hawthorn (Crataegus sp., Rosaceae) near Ciftehan village (South Turkey).

Code: C_1793
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Leioderes tuerki Ganglbauer, 1886c

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Photo © M.Hoskovec



047_TR: .Turkey
074_LE: .Lebanon
085_SY: .Syria
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