Phoracantha semipunctata (Fabricius, 1775)

Phoracantha semipunctata
[Photo © Udo Schmidt]
Body length:14 - 30 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:April - October
Host plant:Eucalyptus spp.
Distribution:introduced from Australia to WP region (Algeria, Canary Islands, Corsica, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Sardinia, Sicily, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey)

The depicted mounted beetle was collected in Oukaïmeden (أوكايمدن) ski resort environs (High Atlas, Al Haouz province, Marrakesh-Safi region, Morocco) by U.Eitschberger in 1985.

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusPhoracanthini Newman, 1840
GenusPhoracantha Newman, 1840
SpeciesPhoracantha semipunctata (Fabricius, 1775)