Derolus asiricus Holzschuh, 1993

Derolus asiricus
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

Derolus asiricus, a rare endemic species to Saudi Arabia, has been described from Asīr province of Saudi Arabia by Carolus Holzschuh in 1993 [▽].

Body length:10 - 18 mm
Life cycle:unknown
Adults in:March - June
Host plant:probably polyphaghous in broadleaf trees and shrubs
Distribution:an endemic species to Saudi Arabia

The depicted beetle was reared from larva found in unknown liana-shape woody plant in Sabt Al Alayah (سبت العلاية) environs (N19°37′38″ E41°55′17″; 2 000 m a.s.l., Asīr province, Saudi Arabia) on March 17, 2022.

Collected by our friend Roman Rejzek

Holzschuh C.:
Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) of Saudi Arabia: Part II, Prioninae and Cerambycinae.
Fauna of Saudi Arabia 13: 110-129, 1993. [download pdf icon]

Derolus asiricus
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusCerambycini Latreille, 1804
GenusDerolus Gahan, 1891
SpeciesDerolus asiricus Holzschuh, 1993