Eunidia kristenseni, an interesting African faunistic element extending in the north of its distribution range to the Arabian Peninsula, has been described from Ethiopia
by Per Olof Christopher Aurivillius in 1911 [✩]. Larval development reported in Vachellia species [✮], adults are probably nocturnal and can be attracted by light [❖].
|Body length:||5 - 8 mm|
|Life cycle:||1 year [?]|
|Adults in:||March - September (depends on region)|
|Host plant:||Vachellia spp.|
|Distribution:||Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Senegal, Niger, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Botswana|
The depicted living beetles were reared from larvae found in Vachellia sp. branch 10 km S Al-Hadā mountain resort (N21°15′59″ E40°13′21″;
826 m a.s.l., Mecca/Makkah province, Saudi Arabia) in March, 2022. The mounted specimen (7.4 mm) was collected in Salt Lick Lodge environs (900 m a.s.l., Taita Hills, Tsavo National Park, Kenya) on November 30, 1991.
Collected by our friends Roman Rejzek and Udo Schmidt
Neue oder wenig bekannte Coleoptera Longicornia. 12.
Arkiv för Zoologi 7 (19): 187-228, 1911.
Zur Cerambycidenfauna Äthiopiens II - Lamiinae (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Linzer biologische Beiträge 32 (2): 963-998, 2000.
Ambrus R. and Grosser W.:
Contribution to the knowledge of longhorn beetles from Dhofar region in sultanate of Oman (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Humanity space International Almanac 1 (2): 448-457, 2012.