Deroplia (Deroplia) hesperus Wollaston, 1863
[= Stenidea hesperus Wollaston, 1863]

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

Deroplia gomerae, a nocturnal species endemic to small El Hierro Island (Canary Islands), has been described by Thomas Vernon Wollaston in 1863 [✧].

Body length:9.5 - 12.5 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:December - August
Host plant:polyphagous on herbaceous plants, decidous trees and shrubs (e.g. Rumex lunaria, Chrysanthemum sp., Argyranthettlum sp.)
Distribution:a species endemic to El Hierro, Canary Islands (Spain)

The depicted specimen was captured in La Restinga environs (225 m a.s.l., El Hierro, Canary Islands) on January 13-14, 2017.

Collected by Petr Kabátek

Wollaston T.V.:
On the Canarian Longicorns.
Journal of Entomology, London 2 (8): 99-110, 1863. [download pdf icon]

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 hesperus - genitalia

Male genitalia of Deroplia hesperus Wollaston, 1863 in detail: A. aedeagus, B. subhumeral plate.
[Photo © David Navrátil]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDesmiphorini Thomson, 1860
GenusDeroplia Dejean, 1835
SubgenusDeroplia Dejean, 1835
SpeciesDeroplia (Deroplia) hesperus Wollaston, 1863