Deroplia (Deroplia) gertiana Sama, 1996

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DESMIPHORINI
Deroplia gertiana
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Deroplia gertiana, a nocturnal species endemic to Tenerife (Canary Islands), has been described by Gianfranco Sama in 1996 [❖]. The species is polyphagous on herbaceous plants, shrubs and also deciduous trees (Ficus carica).

Body length:7 - 12 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:December - May
Host plant:polyphagous on herbaceous plants, decidous trees and shrubs
Distribution:a species endemic to Canary Islands

The depicted beetles were reared from larve found in Prunus amygdalus branches in 2 km N of Tamaimo (El Retamar, Tenerife, Canary Islands) on January 16, 2020.

Collected by Milan Šárovec

Sama G.:
Note preliminaire pour une revision du genre Deroplia Dejean 1837 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Biocosme Mésogéen 12 (4): 85-92, [1995] 1996. [download pdf icon]

Sama G.:
Révision du genre Deroplia Dejean, 1835.
Biocosme Mésogéen 110 13 (2): 23-64, 1996. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDesmiphorini Thomson, 1860
GenusDeroplia Dejean, 1835
SubgenusDeroplia Dejean, 1835
SpeciesDeroplia (Deroplia) gertiana Sama, 1996