Isotomus theresae (Pic, 1897)

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI
Isotomus theresae
[Photo © P. Jelínek and M.Hoskovec]

Isotomus theresae is a rare Cerambycid species occuring in northern Africa (Algeria and Tunisia) and is only known from five localities [❖].

Body length:12 - 18 mm
Life cycle:2 - 4 years
Adults in:June - July
Host plant:polyphagous on deciduos trees (Quercus mirbecki, Alnus glutiosa) [✧]
Distribution: Algeria, Tunisia

Reared from dead oak branch found 15 km NE of Ghardimaou (Jebel Feidia Mts., Jendouba province, Tunisia) by Walter Grosser.

[❖] Villiers A.:
Coléoptères Cérambycides de l'Afrique du Nord.
Faune de l'Empire Français, ORSC Paris, 5: 1-152, 1946. [download pdf icon]

Sama G.:
Note préliminaire pour une faune des longicornes de l'Afrique du Nord.
Biocosme Mésogéen, Nice 4 (1): 43-64, 1987. [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Clytini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Isotomus Mulsant, 1863
Species: Isotomus theresae (Pic, 1897)