Niphona (Niphona) indica Breuning, 1938
[= Niphona grisea Breuning, 1937]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PTEROPLIINI
Niphona indica
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

According to Martin Rejzek et al. [❖] in Iran Niphona indica develops in Calotropis procera (Apocynaceae).

Body length:10 - 19 mm
Life cycle:2 years [?]
Adults in:March - August
Host plant:Calotropis procera (in Iran)
Distribution:Arab Emirates, Oman, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan

Although Niphona indica is a typical nocturnal species the adults never come to light. The depicted beetles were collected in Genu (30 km N Bandar-e Abbas, Hormozgan province, South Iran) on their host plant.

Rejzek M., Sama G., Alziar G., Sádlo J.:
Host Plants of Longhorn Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from the Balkan Peninsula, Asia Minor and Iran.
Biocosme Mésogéen 19 (3): 161-189, 2003 [2002]. [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Pteropliini Thomson, 1860
Genus: Niphona Mulsant, 1839
Subgenus: Niphona Mulsant, 1839
Species: Niphona (Niphona) indica Breuning, 1938