Lepromoris gibba (Brullé, 1838)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: MORIMOPSINI
Lepromoris gibba
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Lepromoris gibba
[Photo © M.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 depicted beetles were collected in Gran Canaria and Tenerife (Canary Islands).

Collected by M.Rejzek

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 pdf icon]

Lepromoris gibba
Lepromoris gibba
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Morimopsini Lacordaire, 1869
Genus: Lepromoris Pascoe, 1864
Species: Lepromoris gibba (Brullé, 1838)