Hypoeschrus (Tibestia) dallonii (Peyerimhoff, 1936)

Hypoeschrus dallonii
[Photo © Jean-Claude Ringenbach]
Hypoeschrus dallonii
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Body length:13 - 18 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years [?]
Adults in:April - September
Host plant:Vachellia tortilis raddiana
Distribution:North Africa

The depicted beetles were reared from larvae collected in dead wood of Vachellia tortilis raddiana found in a wadi near Mizda (Hamada al Hamra) 200 km south of Tripoli (detail in the page devoted to Hypoeschrus dallonii biology). The finding represents the first record of this species from Libya [❖].

Collected by our friend Jean-Claude Ringenbach.

Sama G., Ringenbach, J.-C. and Rejzek M.:
A preliminary survey of the Cerambycidae of Lybia (Coleoptera).
Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France 110 (4/5): 439-454, 2005. [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Xystrocerini Blanchard, 1845
Genus: Hypoeschrus J. Thomson, 1864
Subgenus: Tibestia Peyerimhoff, 1936
Species: Hypoeschrus (Tibestia) dallonii (Peyerimhoff, 1936)