Neoplocaederus denticornis (Fabricius, 1801)
[= Plocaederus denticornis (Fabricius, 1801)]
[= Plocaederus atlanticus (Rungs, 1952)]

Neoplocaederus denticornis
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Neoplocaederus denticornis, a widely distributed species of Sub-Saharan Africa known also from Arabian peninsula and Morocco, has been described from Guinea as Cerambyx denticornis by Johann Christian in 1801 [★].

Body length:26 - 40 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:March - October
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Morocco and Sub-Saharan Africa

Depicted beetles were collected in: ♂ - Hawf environs (N16°39′ E53°04′; 477 m a.s.l., Al-Mahrah governorate, East Yemen) on March 31, 2007; ♀ - reared from larva found in Vachellia in Thirah village environs (N13°53′ E45°48′; 1100 m a.s.l., 20 km west of Lawdar, Abyan governorate, South Yemen) on March 26-27, 2007.

Collected by Petr Kabátek

Fabricius J. Ch.:
Systema eleutheratorum secundum ordines, genera, species: adiectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus.
Bibliopoli Academici Novi, Kiliae 2: 687pp, 1801. [download pdf icon]

Sama G.:
Note préliminaire pour une faune des longicornes de l'Afrique du Nord. Synonymies, désignations de types (Coleoptera : Cerambycidae).
Biocosme Mésogéen, Nice 16 (1-2) [1999]: 79-100, 2000. [download pdf icon]

Trócoli S.:
Actualización del catálogo de Longicornios de Marruecos / Actualisation du catalogue des Longicornes du Maroc (Parte III / Partie III : Cerambycidae : Cerambycinae).
Revue de l'Association Roussillonnaise d'Entomologie (R.A.R.E.) 28 (3): 143–185, 2019. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusCerambycini Latreille, 1804
GenusNeoplocaederus Sama, 1991
SpeciesNeoplocaederus denticornis (Fabricius, 1801)