ssp. senex Wollaston, 1854
Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE / Tribus: HESPEROPHANINI
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]
Trichoferus fasciculatus senex, endemic subspecies to Macaronesia, was described as Trichoferus senex from Madeira by Thomas Vernon Wollaston in 1854 [✧].
Body length: 9 - 14 mm Life cycle: 2 years Adults in: July - August Host plant: polyphagous in deciduous trees (Ficus, Ceratonia, Pistacia, Spathodea) Distribution: an endemic subspecies to Macaronesia (Canary Islands and Madeira Archipelago)
The depicted beetles were reared from larva/pupa found in dead Ficus carica in Guia de Isora environs (1065 m a.s.l., Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain).
Collected by David Navrátil
Insecta Maderensia; being an account of the Insects of the Islands of the Madeiran group.
London, van Voorst, 634pp [pages 428 and Table IX], 1854. [download ]
|Subfamilia||Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802|
|Tribus||Hesperophanini Mulsant, 1839|
|Genus||Trichoferus Wollaston, 1854|
|Species||Trichoferus fasciculatus (Faldermann, 1837)|
|Subspecies||Trichoferus fasciculatus senex Wollaston, 1854|