Deroplia troberti (Mulsant, 1843)
ssp. troberti (Mulsant, 1843)
[= Stenidea troberti Mulsant, 1843]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DESMIPHORINI
Deroplia troberti troberti
[Photo © David Navrátil]

Deroplia troberti has been described by Étienne Mulsant from Algeria in 1843 [❖].

Body length:6 - 13 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:September - May (the maximal activity in January - February)
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Quercus, Nerium oleander - preferred host, Pistacia, Laurus etc.)
Distribution:Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Spain and Yugoslavia in Europe, Algeria, Morocco,Tunisia, Cyprus

The depicted beetles were reared from larvae feeding in thin terminal twigs of Nerium oleander collected in Morocco (Tizi-n-Test environs / Asni environs, High Atlas) and Italy (Monte Nieddu environs, Sarróch, Sardinia).

Collected by Petr Kabátek, J.Krátký, M.Rejzek and P.Jelínek

[❖] Mulsant É.:
Description de quelques Coléoptères inédits.
Annales des Sciences Physiques et Naturelles d'Agriculture et d'Industrie, Lyon 6: 276-286 [pages], 1843. [download pdf icon]

Sama G.:
Révision du genre Deroplia Dejean, 1835.
Biocosme Mésogéen 110 13 (2): 23-64, 1996. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDesmiphorini Thomson, 1860
GenusDeroplia Dejean, 1835
SpeciesDeroplia troberti (Mulsant, 1843)
SubspeciesDeroplia troberti troberti (Mulsant, 1843)