Distribution of Calchaenesthes species (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae) in the South-Western Asia

Abstract : 

Two of five species of Calchaenesthes Kraatz (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae) are distributed in the South-Western Asia. Calchaenesthes pistacivora Holzschuh, an endangered species, is reported only from Iran in the South-Western Asia. Known host plants include the species of pistachio (Anacardiaceae: Pistacia), e.g. Pistacia vera, Pistacia atlantica mutica and Pistacia khinjuk.Calchaenesthes diversicollis Holzschuh, an endangered species, is reported from Iran, ?Iraq and ?Turkey in the South-Western Asia. In Turkey, if present, it probably occurs only in South-Eastern Anatolia. Known host plants include Brant’s oak or Persian oak (Quercus brantii), and probably also other Quercus species (Fagaceae)


Keyword : 

Calchaenesthes, longhorned beetles, distribution, host plants


Author(s) : , H. Özdikmen, N. Cihan Tüzün
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