Calchaenesthes oblongomaculatus (Guérin, 1844)

Catalog Cerambycinae Purpuricenini Calchaenesthes oblongomaculatus (Guérin, 1844)

Calchaenesthes oblongomaculatus (Guérin, 1844)

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE

Tribus: PURPURICENINI

Calchaenesthes oblongomaculatus (Guérin, 1844) 
ssp. oblongomaculatus (Guérin, 1844) 


Body length: 10 - 15 mm
Life cycle: 2 - 3 years
Adults in: May - June
Host plant: oak (Quercus)
Distribution: Greece,Turkey, Near East


The living beetle and the mounted beetle (left) was beaten from a blossoming hawthorn (Crataegus) in locality situated along the main road from Sparta to Tripoli on a mountain plateau (20 km S Tripoli, 900 m, Peloponnese peninsula, Greece).

The mounted beetle (right) was found sitting on an oak leaf in the environs of Erdemli W Mersin (SW Turkey). Interestingly, the beetles tend to gather on selected living trees showing a strong preference for stunted oaks growing on poor stony grounds. This behaviour implies that a semiochemical mediated communication might be used by this species.


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