Trichoferus spartii (Müller, 1948)

Trichoferus spartii
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Body length:9 - 15 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:July - August
Host plant:Spartium, Rhus, Paliurus, Coronilla
Distribution:Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Crete, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Slovenia

The depicted beetles were reared from larvae found in living branches of Spanish broom (Spartium junceum) collected in Medulin (SE Instra peninsula, Croatia).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Trichoferus spartii
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Trichoferus spartii
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Hesperophanini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Trichoferus Wollaston, 1854
Species: Trichoferus spartii (Müller, 1948)