Cherochariesthes holzschuhi (Teocchi, 1992)
[= Freapomecyna holzschuhi Teocchi, 1992]
[= Kerochariesthes holzschuhi (Teocchi, 1992)]

Cherochariesthes holzschuhi

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Cherochariesthes holzschuhi, an endemic taxon to Arabian Peninsula with unusually shaped mandibulae in males, has been firstly mentioned as Freapomecyna holzschuhi (sp. n. in press) from Faifa Mountains (Saudi Arabia) by Pierre Teocchi in 1990 [▽]. The valid description was eventually published in Fauna of Saudi Arabia in 1992 [❖].

Body length:8 - 12 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years [?]
Adults in:February - May
Host plant:Vachellia spp. [?]
Distribution:an endemic species to Arabian Peninsula (Saudi Arabia, Yemen)

Depicted mounted male beetle collected in Thirah (ثرة) village environs (N13°53′ E45°48′, 1100 m a.s.l., 8 km W Lawdar, Abyan governorate, South-Western Yemen) on March 26-27, 2007.

Collected by our friend Petr Kabátek

Teocchi P.:
Notes concernant la systématique et la bionomie de quelques Lamiaires africains (Coleoptera Cerambycidae Lamiinae).
Bulletin de la Société Sciences Nat, Venette 63 [1989]: 9-12, 1990. [download pdf icon]

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]

Cherochariesthes holzschuhi

Lateral view of Ch. holzschuhi ♂ in detail
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SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusTragocephalini J. Thomson, 1857
GenusCherochariesthes Téocchi, 1992
SpeciesCherochariesthes holzschuhi (Teocchi, 1992)