[= Trichoferus machadoi Sama et Schurmann, 1983]
Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE / Tribus: HESPEROPHANINI
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Hesperoferus machadoi (Sama & Schurmann, 1983; ❖), one of interesting endemic taxa of Canary Islands, is polyphagous beetle with larval development in broad spectrum of herbaceous plants and shrubs (Artemisia, Chrysanthemum, Argyranthemum, Lavandula, Carlina). Species is attacking relatively healthy living plants.
Body length: 10 - 15 mm Life cycle: 2 years Adults in: July - August Host plant: polyphagous species Distribution: a species endemic to Canary Islands - Tenerife
The depicted beetles were reared from larvae collected in Tamaimo (NE of Puerto de Santiago, West Tenerife, Canary Islands).
Collected by M.Rejzek
[❖]Sama G. and Schurmann P.:
Trichoferus machadoi n. sp. delle Isole Canarie.
Rivista piemontese di Storia naturale 4: 61-65, 1983. [download ]
Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Hesperophanini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Hesperoferus Demelt, 1971
Species: Hesperoferus machadoi (Sama et Schurmann, 1983)