[= Apomecyna arabica Breuning, 1938]
[= Apomecyna mateui Breuning, 1953]
Subfamilia: LAMIINAE / Tribus: APOMECYNINI
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]
Apomecyna lameerei, a species widespread in desert regions from Pakistan westward to Mauritania, has been described as Eurycotyle Lamecrei (misspelled Lamereei) from "Arabie" by Maurice Pic in 1895 [❖]. Thanks to the confusion with Apomecyna binubila (Pascoe, 1858), the true distribution of this interesting taxon needs verification, especially in Maghreb countries. Larval development in stems and roots of desert gourd (Citrullus colocynthis) [▽].
Body length: 10 - 11 mm Life cycle: 1 year Adults in: May - June Host plant: desert gourd (Citrullus colocynthis) Distribution: Egypt, Marocco, Arab Emirate, Egypt-Sinai, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Mauritania
The depicted beetles were reared from larvae found in Citrullus colocynthis in Ḩājjīābād (حاجیآباد) environs (Hajjiabad county, Hormozgan porovince, Iran) on May 15, 2018.
Collected by L.Skořepa
Longicornes de la collection H. Tournier.
L'Échange, Revue Linnéenne 11 (127): 75-78, 1895. [download ]
Rapuzzi P. and Sama G.:
Preliminary report on a recent survey of the Egyptian Cerambycidae, with description of three new species (Insecta Coleoptera Cerambycidae).
Quaderni di Studi e Notizie di Storia Naturale della Romagna 23: 179-194, 2006. [download ]
|Subfamilia||Lamiinae Latreille, 1825|
|Tribus||Apomecynini J. Thomson, 1860|
|Genus||Apomecyna Dejean, 1821|
|Species||Apomecyna lameerei (Pic, 1895)|