Crossotus arabicus Gahan, 1896

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: CROSSOTINI
Crossotus arabicus

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing Michal Hoskovec]

Crossotus arabicus, a species distributed in Arabian Peninsula, has been described from Lahej (Yemen) by Charles Joseph Gahan in 1896 [▽].

Body length:14 - 16 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - October [?]
Host plant:Vachellia spp. (= former Acacia)
Distribution:Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen [❖]

Depicted mounted beetle was reared from larva found in Vachellia branch collected in Jabal al Fatk (191 m a.s.l., Hawf NE Al Ghaydah, Yemen) on April 2, 2007. The living beetle was reared from larva found in Oman in 2020.

Collected by Petr Kabátek

Gahan Ch.J.:
On Coleoptera from Aden and Somaliland.
The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, London 6 (18) 108: 448-461, 1896. [download pdf icon]

Sama G:
Descrizione di un nuovo Crossotus Serville, 1835 del Medio Oriente (Insecta Coleoptera Cerambycidae).
Quaderni di Studi e Notizie di Storia Naturale della Romagna 13 (supplemento): 107-112, 2000. [download pdf icon]

Sudre J., Teocchi P., Sama G. & Rousset F.:
Les genres Crossotus, Biobessoides et Epidichostates (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae, Crossotini). Notes préliminaires pour une révision du genre Crossotus, avec remarques synonymiques et bionomiques sur les genre Corus, Biobessoides et Epidichostates.
Magellanes: Collection systématique 15: 1-80, 2007. [download pdf icon]

Ambrus R., Grosser W.:
Contribution to the knowledge of longhorn beetles from Dhofar region in sultanate of Oman (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Humanity Space International Almanac 1 (2): 448-457, 2012. [download pdf icon]

Crossotus arabicus
Crossotus arabicus
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusCrossotini Thomson, 1864
GenusCrossotus Audinet-Serville, 1835
SpeciesCrossotus arabicus Gahan, 1896