The Naturalist on Chios, Greece.

Mike Taylor , Liverpool Museum.


Chios has many species of beetles, study of which is in its early stages as part of the invertebrate biodiversity study. However the visiting naturalist will encounter many of the larger species, some of which are very attractive. In late June and July the Spanish Broom plants are often attended by specimens of Purpuricenus desfontainii, a large and spectacular red and black coloured Longhorn Beetle which has a remarkably disjunct distribution, occurring in Morroco and Greece and the Aegean islands.





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