[Photo © Lech Kruszelnicki]
Anthracocentrus arabicus, a species distributed in Arabian peninsula, Near East and North Africa, has been decribed from "Arabia" as Tithoes arabicus by
James Thompson in 1877 [▽]. The biology of this remarkable species was described in detail by Martin Rejzek et al. in 2005 [✧]
and also in paper by Oz Rittner in 2017 [❖].
|Body length:||28 - 95 mm|
|Life cycle:||several years|
|Adults in:||June - October|
|Host plant:||Tamarix spp., Prosopis cineraria, Acacia spp., Senegalia senegal, Tipuana tipu [❖]|
|Distribution:||Algeria, Morocco, Eypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia|
The depicted male beetle was collected in United Arab Emirates.
Typi cerambycidarum musei Thomsoniani.
Revue et Magasin de Zoologie, Paris (3) 5 (40): 249-279, 1877.
Rejzek M., Gillett C.P.D.T., Drumont A. & Gillett M.P.T.:
On the distribution and biology of the genus Anthracocentrus Quentin & Villiers, 1983 in the Persian Gulf Region (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Prioninae).
Lambillionea 105 (3) 1: 353-369, 2005.
Observational notes on populations of Anthracocentrus arabicus (Thomson, 1877) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Israel and a new host record.
Israel Journal of Entomology 47: 97-101, 2017.