Pelossus longicornis (Pic, 1895)
[= Digonium longicorne Pic, 1895]
[= Lygrus longicornis (Pic, 1895)]

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: PELOSSINI
Pelossus longicornis

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Pelossus longicornis, a species occuring in Near East and Arabian Peninsula, has been described as Digonium longicorne from "Arabie" by Maurice Pic in 1895 [❖]. Crepuscular/nocturnal species, adults can be attracted by light. The species was included into genus Pelossus Thomson, 1864 and at the same time in the newly established tribe Pelossini by Gérard Luc Tavakilian in 2013 [✧].

Body length:4 - 12.6 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - November
Host plant:Vachellia (= Acacia) spp., Ficus pseudosycomorus
Distribution:Egypt, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen

The depicted beetles were rared from larvae found in Ficus pseudosycomorus in W Watia pass (Wadi Tarfa, Sinai, Egypt) in 2006.

Collected by P. Rapuzzi

Pic M.:
Longicornes de la collection H. Tournier.
L'Échange, Revue Linnéenne 11 (127): 75-78, 1895. [download pdf icon]

Tavakilian G.L.:
Nouveaux actes nomenclaturaux pour 2013 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) / New nomenclatural changes for 2013 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Les Cahiers Magellanes (NS) 12: 108-111, 2013.

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusPelossini Tavakilian, 2013
GenusPelossus Thomson, 1864
SubgenusPelossus longicornis (Pic, 1895)