Conizonia (Conizonia) aresteni Pic, 1951

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Conizonia aresteni
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Conizonia arestenii, an endemic species to Morocco, has been described from Casablanca environs (Morocco) by Maurice Pic in 1951 [❖]. Larvae of C. arestenii develop in the roots of Centaurea seridis. Larva pupate in the bottom part of the host plant stem during November and freshly emerged adults can be collected in pupal cells from mid-December. Species is very abundant in the coastal dunes between Rabat and Safi, where grows its host plant. [✧][★]

Body length:15 - 19 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:February - May
Host plant:Centaurea seridis (Asteraceae)
Distribution:an endemic species to Morocco

The depicted mounted beetles were: ♂ - collected in Oucassa beach (Rabat environs, Rabat-Salé-Kénitra region, Morocco) in April 1982; ♀ - reared from stem of Centaurea seridis found in Plage de Sidi Abd héraman (C. Aresten, Morocco) on April 15, 1957.

Petr Kabátek in coll.

Pic M.:
Coléoptères du globe (suite).
L'Échange, Revue Linnéenne 67 (525): 11-12, 1951.

Trócoli S.:
Actualización del catálogo de Longicornios de Marruecos Actualisation du catalogue des Longicornes du Maroc (Parte IV / Partie IV : Cerambycidae : Lamiinae).
Revue de l'Association Roussillonnaise d'Entomologie (R.A.R.E.) 29 (1): 26-65, 2020. [download pdf icon]

Breuning S.:
Revision von 35 Gattungen aus der Gruppe der Saperdini Muls. (Col. Cerambycidae).
Entomologischen Arbeiten aus dem Museum G. Frey, Tutzing bei München 5 (2): 401-567, 1954. [download pdf icon]

Sama G.:
Révision du genre Conizonia Fairmaire, 1864 (Coleoptera - Cerambycidae - Phytoeciini).
Biocosme Mésogéen, Nice 21 (1): 15-43, 2005. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusConizonia Fairmaire, 1864
Subgenus:Conizonia Fairmaire, 1864
SpeciesConizonia (Conizonia) aresteni Pic, 1951