Distribution of Calchaenesthes species (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae) in the Mediterranean Region

Abstract :

Three of five species of Calchaenesthes Kraatz are distributed in the Mediterranean Region. Calchaenesthes oblongomaculata (Guérin-Méneville), a data deficient species on the European Red List of Saproxylic Beetles, is reported from Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Cyprus, Jordan and Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. In Turkey, it occurs only in İstanbul province. Known host plants include the species of oak (Fagaceae: Quercus) and blossoming hawthorn (Rosaceae: Crataegus). Calchaenesthes sexmaculata (Reiche), an endangered species on the European Red List of Saproxylic Beetles, is reported from Spain, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia in the Western Mediterranean Region. Known host plants include the species of oak (Fagaceae: Quercus). In addition, Calchaenesthes primis Özdikmen (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae) has not been classified on the European Red List of Saproxylic Beetles yet, is reported from Cyprus and Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. In Cyprus, it exists in Paphos and Larnaca Districts. In Turkey, it occurs in Adıyaman, Amasya, Burdur, Gaziantep, Hatay, İçel, Mardin, Niğde and Siirt provinces. Known host plants include kermes oak (Quercus coccifera L.), probably also other Quercus species (Fagaceae)


Keyword :

Calchaenesthes, longhorned beetles, distribution, host plants


Author(s) : Özdikmen, H., Cihan Tüzün, N.
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Published Issue : 2018 Vol. 13 Number 1


2018 Vol. 13 Number 1