Acanthocinus (Acanthocinus) hispanicus Sama & Schurmann, 1979

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: ACANTHOCININI
Acanthocinus hispanicus
[Photo © Petr Jelínek & Michal Hoskovec]

Acanthocinus hispanicus, an endemic Spanish species described by Gianfanco Sama and Peter Schurmann in 1979 [❖], is very close to Acanthocinus henschi, but different from it in several characters: a long rib missing on the base of the elytrae, denser and lighter pubescence of the whole body or more pronounced protuberances on the disc of the pronotus.

Body length:10 - 15 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:June - September
Host plant:pines (Pinus pinea, Pinus silvestris, Pinus halepensis)
Distribution:an endemic species to Spain [✧]

The depicted beetle was reared from larva found in dead pine in Barracas (NE Spain).

Collected by our friend Ladislav Karaus

Sama G. and Schurmann P.:
Descrizione di Acanthocinus hispanicus n. sp. (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Miscel·lània Zoològica, Barcelona 5: 43-45, 1979. [download pdf icon]

González Peña C.F., Vives E., de Sousa Zuzarte A.J.:
Nuevo catálogo de los Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) de la Península Ibérica, islas Baleares e islas atlánticas: Canarias, Açores y Madeira.
Monografias Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 12: 211 pp., 2007. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus Acanthocinini Blanchard, 1845
GenusAcanthocinus Dejean, 1821
SubgenusAcanthocinus Dejean, 1821
SpeciesAcanthocinus (Acanthocinus) hispanicus Sama & Schurmann, 1979