Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE / Tribus: HESPEROPHANINI
[Photo © David Navrátil]
Trichoferus arenbergeri, an endemic species to Sardinia (Italy), has been described (only female) from Siniscola environs (Sardinia) by Carolus Holzschuh in 1995 [❖]. Larvae of this species develop on roots of herbaceous plants from Asteraceae family - Carlina corymbosa and Santolina corsica. Male of the species, zoogeography and bionomy in detail were pefectly described in the paper of Alessandro Biscaccianti and Daniele Sechi published in 2008 [✧]. More info about localities and biology of this species you cand find also in the dedicated page.
Body length: 14.5 - 17.2 mm Life cycle: 2 years Adults in: June - August Host plant: Carlina corymbosa, Santolina corsica (Asteraceae) Distribution: species endemic to Sardinia (Italy)
The depicted beetles were reared from larvae found in Carlina corymbosa in San Teodoro – Lu Fraili environs (Sassari province, Sardinia, Italy) on July 11-19, 2017.
Collected by David Navrátil
Beschreibung von 65 neuen Bockkäfern aus Europa und Asien, vorwiegend aus Thailand und China (Coleoptera: Disteniidae und Cerambycidae).
Schriftenreihe der Forstlichen Bundesversuchanstalt (FBVA-Berichte), Wien 84: 1-63, 1995. [download ]
Biscaccianti A.B. and Sechi D.:
Notes on Trichoferus arenbergeri with description of male (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Fragmenta entomologica, Roma 40 (1): 105-114,, 2008. [download ]
Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Hesperophanini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Trichoferus Wollaston, 1854
Species: Trichoferus arenbergeri Holzschuh, 1995