Pachytodes erraticus Dalman, 1817 ♂
Syn.: Judolia erratica Dalman,1817
Common names: Fleckenbindige Halsbock [De]
Spil Mount, MANİSA ● Turkey
Description: Body length: 7 - 12 mm. Body and legs are black, elytrae brown-yellowish with black spots or stripes. Antennae have 11 segments and are relatively short. The colours and spots of elytrae are very variable, with generally a black elytral sutura. The apical spot of the male is reddish and on female blackish.
This species can be confused with P. cerambyciformis. P. erraticus has shining elytrae, with long erect hairs and a concave apical spot, dense hairy pronotum. P. cerambyciformis has opaque, with short hairs, a convex apical spot, no elytral black suture, sparse short hairs on pronotum.
It has been widely accepted that the species has three subspecies:
• P. erraticus bottcheri Pic, 1911 – Eastern Palaearctic subspecies, occurring in Siberia, Kazakhstan and China
• P. erraticus erythrura Küster, 1848 – Southern parts of the distribution area of the nominative subspecies, including South Turkey.
• P. erraticus erraticus Dalman, 1817 – other parts of Palaearctic Region including North and Central Turkey.
Biology : The development of larvae occur in underground dead parts of deciduous trees (Quercus, Betula, Acer, Corylus, Prunus, etc.). Life cycle: 2 years
Adults can be seen from June to August.
Distribution: Central and South Europe, Caucasus, Transcaucasia, North Iran, Turkey, Syria.
Wikipedia, Fleckenbindiger Halsbock [De]
Forum Entomologi Italiani
Özdikmen, H., 2007. The Longicorn Beetles of Turkey (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) Part I - Black Sea Region. Munis Entomology & Zoology 2 (2): 179-422.