Helymaeus pedestris Pascoe, 1878

Helymaeus pedestris
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Helymaeus pedestris, a beautiful and rare species of Callichromini tribe occuring in Arabian peninsula, has been described from Yemen by Francis Polkinghorne Pascoe in 1878 [▽].

Body length:11 - 16 mm
Life cycle:unknown
Adults in:April - July
Host plant:unknown
Distribution:Saudi Arabia, Yemen

Depicted mounted beetle was collected 20 km SE of Fayfa (N17°14′34.6″ E43°08′22.7″; 615 m a.s.l., Faifa Mountains / Jibāl Fayfāʾ, Jazan province, Saudi Arabia) on April 30 - May 1, 2023.

Collected by Walter Grosser

Pascoe F.P.:
XL. - Descriptions of Longicorn Coleoptera.
Annals and Magazine of Natural History 2 (5) 11: 370-377, 1878. [download pdf icon]

Juhel P. And Bentanachs Calvo J.:
Révision du genre Helymaeus Thomson, 1864 et des genres voisins (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Cerambycinae).
Magellanes, Collection systématique 22: 3-81, 2009.

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusCallichromatini Blanchard, 1845
GenusHelymaeus Thomson, 1864
SpeciesHelymaeus pedestris Pascoe, 1878