Hesperophanes pilosus Bodungen, 1908

Hesperophanes pilosus
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Hesperophanes pilosus, an endemic species to Azerbaijan, has been described from Baku environs by A. von Bodungen in 1908 [❖]. Larvae of this rare and not often collected species develop in roots of Chenopodiacee. Adults, active in summer months, are nocturnal and can be attracted by light [✮].

Body length:18 - 23
Life cycle:2 - 3 years [?]
Adults in:July - August
Host plant:Chenopodiacee
Distribution:endemic species to Azerbaijan

The depicted mounted beetles were collected in Ələt (Älät / Aliat) environs (Baku municipality, Qaradağ region, Azerbaijan) in July 1996 (♂) / July 1987 (♀).

Collected by Jiří Lorenc

von Bodungen A.:
De Hesperophanis specie nova transcaucasica (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Revue Russe d'Entomologie, Saint-Petersbourg 8 (2): 179-180, 1908. [download pdf icon]

Švácha P. and Danilevsky M.L.:
Cerambycoid larvae of Europe and Soviet Union (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea). Part II.
Acta Universitae Carolinae 31 (3-4): 121-284, [1987] 1988. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusHesperophanini Mulsant, 1839
GenusHesperophanes Mulsant, 1839
SpeciesHesperophanes pilosus Bodungen, 1908