Deilus rugosicollis Rapuzzi et Sama, 2012
ssp. rugosicollis Rapuzzi et Sama, 2012

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: DEILINI
Deilus rugosicollis rugosicollis
[Photo © David Navrátil]

Deilus rugosicollis differs from the sister species Deilus fugax (Olivier, 1790) for the particular wrinkled pronotum, only punctate in D. fugax. Elytra are without any erect hair and covered by denser yellowish pubescence. Deilus rugosicollis, which has almost identical bionomy to Deilus fugax, has been described by Pierpaolo Rapuzzi and Gianfranco Sama in 2012 [❖].

Body length:6 - 110 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:March - May
Host plant:Fabaceae (Cytisus, Spartium)
Distribution:Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey

The depicted beetle was collected in Al Kabor W of Rabiah (Syria) on May 5, 2006.

Collected by V. Skoupý

Rapuzzi P. and Sama G.:
New taxa and new records of longhorn-beetles from Eastern Mediterranean region (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 7 (2): 663-689, 2012. [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Deilini Faimaire, 1864
Genus: Deilus Audinet-Serville, 1834
Species: Deilus rugosicollis Rapuzzi & Sama, 2012>
Subspecies: Deilus rugosicollis rugosicollis Rapuzzi et Sama, 2012