Idactus coquereli (Fairmaire, 1890)
[= Dichostathes Coquereli Fairmaire, 1890]
[= Idactus iranicus Breuning, 1975]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: ANCYLONOTINI
Idactus coquereli

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Idactus coquereli, a species occuring in Arabian Peininsula and East Africa, has been described from Eritrea as Dichostathes Coquereli by Léon Marc Herminie Fairmaire in 1890 [✧]. I. iranicus, decribed by Stephen Breuning from Iran in 1975 [❖] is currently considered synonym with I. coquereli [✳]. I. coquereli is a nocturnal species and occasionally comes to light. Adults can rather be collected on their host plants at night.

Body length:8 - 13,5 mm
Life cycle:1 year [?]
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:polyphagous in broadleaf trees
Distribution:United Arab Emirates, Iran, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Africa (Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti, Kenya)

Depicted mounted male beetles were: A - collected in Jabal al Fatk (N16°39′ E53°03′; 191 m a.s.l., Hawf NE Al Ghaydah, Yemen) on April 2, 2007; B - reared from larva found in Maghsail (المغسيل) village environs (N16.852° E53.720°; 450 m a.s.l., 30 km W of Raysūt, Dhofar Governorate, Oman). The depicted living beetle was reared from larva feeding in Jatropha dhofarica in Wadi Athawq (13 m a.s.l.; 2 km NW of Maghsail, Dhofar Governorate, Oman) in September 2018.

Collected by Stanislav Kadlec, Pavel Hubený and Jan Pelikán

Fairmaire L.M.H.:
Note supplémentaire sur les Coléoptères d'Obock.
Annales de la Société Entomologique de France, Paris 10 (6): 547-554, 1890. [download pdf icon]

Breuning S.:
Ergebnisse der Bhutan-Expedition 1972 des Naturhistorischen Museums in Basel Coleoptera: Fam. Cerambycidae - Lamiinae.
Entomologica Basiliensa 1: 335-365, 1975. [download pdf icon]

Adlbauer K.:
Neue Arten und neue Synonymien von Cerambyciden Afrikas und der arabischen Halbinsel (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Les Cahiers Magellanes 23: 77-86, 2016. [download pdf icon]

Ambrus R., Grosser W.:
Contribution to the knowledge of longhorn beetles from Dhofar region in sultanate of Oman (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Humanity Space International Almanac 1 (2): 448-457, 2012. [download pdf icon]

Idactus coquereli
Idactus coquereli
[Photo © Jan Pelikán]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusAncylonotini Lacordaire, 1869
GenusIdactus Pascoe, 1864
SpeciesIdactus coquereli (Fairmaire, 1890)