Cantharocnemis strandi (Plavilstshikov, 1933)


Cantharocnemis strandi - male
Cantharocnemis strandi - male
Cantharocnemis strandi[Photo © M.Rejzek]

Cantharocnemis strandi (Plavilstshikov, 1933) is a species endemic to Yemen. Larvae of this little known prionin feed on roots of various trees and shrubs. The adults are nocturnal and appear in July.

Body length:25 - 37 mm
Life cycle:unknown
Adults in:July
Host plant:probably polyphagous on broadleaved trees and shrubs, primary host is probably Acacia
Distribution:a species endemic to Yemen

The beetles in these pictures were reared from a larva collected in dead stump of medlar (Mespilus germanica). The adult hatched from this stump and left the larval substrate by digging a subterranean gallery.

Collected by M.Rejzek.

Cantharocnemis strandi - female
Cantharocnemis strandi - female
Cantharocnemis strandi[Photo © M.Rejzek]

Subfamilia: Prioninae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Cantharocnemini Thomson, 1861
Genus: Cantharocnemis Audinet-Serville, 1832
Species: Cantharocnemis strandi (Plavilstshikov, 1933)