Biobessa holzschuhi Teocchi, 1992

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: CROSSOTINI
Biobessa holzschuhi
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Biobessa holzschuhi, a very rare and not very well known species occuring in the Arabian Peninsula (Saudi Arabia, Yemen), has been described from Fayfa village environs (Saudi Arabia) by Pierre Teocchi in 1992 [✧]. Biology of this remarkable species is unknown.

Body length:10 - 14 mm
Life cycle:unknown
Adults in:almost whole year
Host plant:unknown
Distribution:Saudi Arabia, Yemen

Depicted beetles were collected in: ♂ - 4 km SE of Fayfa village (N17°14′35″ E43°08′23″; 603 m a.s.l., Faifa Mountains/جِبَالُ فَيْفَاءَ, Jazan province, Saudi Arabia) on November 14, 2023; ♀ - 4 km SEE of Al Aridhah/العارضة (N17°01′37″ E43°07′42″; 522 m a.s.l., Jazan province, Saudi Arabia) on November 15, 2023.

Collected by Walter Grosser

Holzschuh C. and Teocchi P.:
Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) of Saudi Arabia: Part I, Lamiinae.
Fauna of Saudi Arabia 12 [1991]: 295-311, 1992. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusCrossotini Thomson, 1864
GenusBiobessa Gahan, 1898
SpeciesBiobessa holzschuhi Teocchi, 1992