Discussion. The new species is related with Saphanus piceus (Laicharting, 1784) and mainly with its subspecies ganglabueri Brancsik, 1886 know from the Balkan Peninsula. It is easy to distinguish according the elytral pubescence dense and quite absent in S. piceus and its subspecies. The fourth antennal joint is longer than third, quite sub equal in S. piceus. From S. piceus bartolonii Sama & Rapuzzi, 1993 it is distinguish for the less convex elytra and pronotum and for the elytral costae, quite absent in S. p. bartolonii.
Description from: [Rapuzzi, P. & Sama, G. 2014. Descriptions of nine new species of longhorn beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Munis Entomology & Zoology, 9 (1): 1-16]