Nathrius berlandi (Villiers, 1946)
[= Leptidea berlandi Villiers, 1946]

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: PSEBIINI
Nathrius berlandi

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Nathrius berlandi, a species occuring in Morocco and South Spain, has been described from Morocco as Leptidea berlandi by André Villiers in 1946 [▽]. The larvae of this interesting and sparsely collected taxon develop in thin twigs of the fig tree (Ficus carica) [✧].

Body length:♂♂ 4.4 - 6.3 mm / ♀♀ 3.8 - 6.1 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:April - August
Host plant:probably polyphagous in deciduous trees and shrubs, but reported only from Ficus carica
Distribution:Morocco, South Spain

The depicted beetles were reared from larvae feeding in Ficus carica twig found in Tezenakht (تازناخت) environs (Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet region, Morocco) on June 15, 2008.

Collected by Milan Šárovec

Villiers A.:
Coléoptères Cérambycides de l'Afrique du Nord.
Faune de l'Empire Français, ORSC Paris, 5: 152pp [page 68], 1946. [download pdf icon]

Sláma M.E.F. and Berger P.:
Contribution to the knowledge of the genus Nathrius Brethes, 1916, with the description of N. cypericus n. sp. from Cyprus (Coleoptera : Cerambycidae).
Biocosme Mésogéen 23 (2): 55-65, 2006. [download pdf icon]

Sláma M.E.F.:
Taxonomic remarks on some west-palaearctic longhorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) and description of a new subspecies.
Biocosme Mésogéen 32 (1-2): 33-50, 2015. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusPsebiini Lacordaire, 1869
GenusNathrius Brèthes, 1916
SpeciesNathrius berlandi (Villiers, 1946)