Subfamilia: LAMIINAE / Tribus: PARMENINI
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing Michal Hoskovec]
This fascinating nocturnal species, endemic to Canary Islands, develops in various Euphorbia plants but also in Kleinia neriifolia. Pre-imaginal biology of the species was well described in detail by Francesco Vitali and Julien Touroult in 2006 [❖].
Body length: 9 - 16 mm Life cycle: 1 - 2 years Adults in: December - July Host plant: Euphorbia canariensis, Euphorbia obtusifolia, Euphorbia regis-jubae, Euphorbia handiensis, Kleinia neriifolia Distribution: a species endemic to Canary Island (El Hierro, La Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote)
The mounted specimens were reared from larva and pupa found in Euphorbia regis-jubae collected in Los Cristianos environs (150 m a.s.l., Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain) on June 29 - July 7, 2019. The depicted living adults (and pupae...) were found in the wood of Euphorbia regis-jubae) in Buenavista del Norte environs (Santa Cruz de Tenerife province, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain) in spring 2021.
Collected by David Navrátil and Petr Jelínek
Vitali F. and Touroult J.:
Contribution à la connaissance des états pré-imaginaux des Longicornes des Canaries (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae).
Lambillionea 106 (2) 1: 193-201, 2006. [download ]
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]
[Photo © P.Jelínek]
|Subfamilia||Lamiinae Latreille, 1825|
|Tribus||Parmenini Mulsant, 1839|
|Genus||Lepromoris Pascoe, 1864|
|Species||Lepromoris gibba (Brullé, 1838)|