Daramus (Daramus) serricornis Fairmaire, 1892

Daramus serricornis
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Daramus serricornis, a widely distributed representative of the East-African entomofauna extending in the north of its area of occurence to the Arabian Peninsula, has been described from Obock environs (Djibouti) by Léon Marc H. Fairmaire in 1892 [❖]. Larval development in Vachellia, the biology is probably similar to those of Daramus (Daramus) major major (Pic, 1924). Adults, active from April to August (depends on region), are crepuscular/nocturnal and can be attracted by light [✮].

Body length:10 - 17 mm
Life cycle:2 years [?]
Adults in:April - August (depends on region)
Host plant:Vachellia (= Acacia) spp.
Distribution:Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Africa (Niger, Senegal, Chad, Djibouti, Sudan, Ethiopa, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania)

Depicted mounted beetles were collected 7 km SE of Addayer (N17°20′17.8″ E43°10′30.9″; 615 m a.s.l., Jazan province, Saudi Arabia) on April 29-30, 2023.

Collected by Walter Grosser

Fairmaire L.M.H.:
Coléoptères d' Obock troisième partie.
Revue d'Entomologie 11: 77-127, 1892. [download pdf icon]

Sama G.:
Atlas of the Cerambycidae of Europe and the Mediterranean Area. Volume 2: Northern Africa from Morocco to Egypt and Atlantic Isles.
Natura Edizioni Scientifiche di Alfonso Iorio, Bologna, Italy, 435 pp., 2023.
ISBN: 978-88-89327-16-6

Sama G.:
Les genres Daramus Fairmaire et Tetropiopsis Chobaut en Afrique du Nord (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Hesperophanini).
L'Entomologiste 50 (3): 169-180, 1994. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusHesperophanini Mulsant, 1839
GenusDaramus Fairmaire, 1892
SubgenusDaramus Fairmaire, 1892
SpeciesDaramus (Daramus) serricornis Fairmaire, 1892