Subfamilia: PRIONINAE / Tribus: CANTHAROCNEMINI
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 ♀ [Photo © M.Rejzek]
Subfamilia: Prioninae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Cantharocnemini Thomson, 1861
Genus: Cantharocnemis Audinet-Serville, 1832
Species: Cantharocnemis strandi (Plavilstshikov, 1933)