Nathrius berlandi, a species occuring in Morocco and South Spain, has been described from Morocco as Leptidea berlandi by André Villiers in 1946 [▽].
The larvae of this interesting and sparsely collected taxon develop in thin twigs of the fig tree (Ficus carica) [✧].
|Body length:||♂♂ 4.4 - 6.3 mm / ♀♀ 3.8 - 6.1 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 years|
|Adults in:||April - August|
|Host plant:||probably polyphagous in deciduous trees and shrubs, but reported only from Ficus carica|
|Distribution:||Morocco, South Spain|
The depicted beetle was reared from larva feeding in Ficus carica twig found in Tezenakht (تازناخت) environs (1593 m a.s.l., Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet region, Morocco) on May 10, 2007.
Larvae of this inetresting and relatively lesser collectd
Collected by Petr Kabátek
Coléoptères Cérambycides de l'Afrique du Nord.
Faune de l'Empire Français, ORSC Paris, 5: 152pp [page 68], 1946.
Sláma M.E.F. and Berger P.:
Contribution to the knowledge of the genus Nathrius Brethes, 1916, with the description of N. cypericus n. sp. from Cyprus (Coleoptera : Cerambycidae).
Biocosme Mésogéen 23 (2): 55-65, 2006
Taxonomic remarks on some west-palaearctic longhorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) and description of a new subspecies.
Biocosme Mésogéen 32 (1-2): 33-50, 2015