Deroplia (Deroplia) gomerae Sama, 1996
[= Stenidea gomerae Sama, 1996]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DESMIPHORINI
Deroplia gomerae
[Photo © David Navrátil]

Deroplia gomerae is a nocturnal species endemic to La Gomera (Canary Islands). The species is polyphagous on herbaceous plants, shrubs and also deciduous trees (Ficus carica).

Body length:8 - 13 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:December - August
Host plant:polyphagous on herbaceous plants, decidous trees and shrubs (e.g. Argyranthemum sp., Amygdalus sp., Ficus carica, Foeniculum vulgare, Artemisia thuscula and others)
Distribution:a species endemic to La Gomera, Canary Islands (Spain)

The depicted living beetle was reared from a larva found in a dead twig of Argyranthemum sp. in Valle Gran Rey (La Gomera, Canary Islands). The mounted specimen was captured in Valle Gran Rey (95 m a.s.l., La Gomera, Canary Islands) on January 23, 2015.

Collected by Martin Rejzek and Petr Kabátek

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]

Deroplia gomerae
[Photo © Martin Rejzek]

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