Pterolophia (Pterolophia) m-griseum (Mulsant, 1846)
[= Albana m-griseum Mulsant, 1846]
[= Albana m-grisea Mulsant, 1846]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PTEROPLIINI
Pterolophia m-griseum
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

Pterolophia m-griseum, a rare species endemic to to South-Western Europe (France and Spain), has been desribed from Montpellier evirons as Albana m-grisea by Étienne Mulsant in 1846 [▽]. Larvae of this interesting beetle develop in stems and twigs of of Fabaceae plants (Genista, Spartium, Sarothamnus). Adults, active from April to September, are crepuscular/nocturnal and can be found on the host plants. Biology and morphology of the immature stages wre not described [✮].

Body length:4 - 7 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:April - September
Host plant:Fabaceae plants (Genista, Spartium, Sarothamnus)
Distribution:France, Spain

The depicted beetle was reared from a larva found in a dead Genista twig collected in Port Vendres environs (Pyrénées-Orientales, South France) in summer 2016.

Collected by Petr Jelínek

Mulsant E.:
Supplément aux Longicornes.
Histoire naturelle des Coléoptères de France. Sulcicolles, Sécuripalpes. Maison, Paris: i-xxiv + [1] + 280pp, 1846. [download pdf icon]

Verdugo Paez A.:
Los cerambícidos (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) de Andalucía.
Monográfico №1 Sociedad Andaluza de Entomología, Córdoba 5-149, 2004. [download pdf icon]

Pterolophia m-griseum
Pterolophia m-griseum
Pterolophia m-griseum
Pterolophia m-griseum
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusPteropliini Thomson, 1860
GenusPterolophia Newman, 1842
SubgenusPterolophia Newman, 1842
SpeciesPterolophia (Pterolophia) m-griseum (Mulsant, 1846)