Deilus rugosicollis Rapuzzi & Sama, 2012
ssp. rugosicollis Rapuzzi & Sama, 2012

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: DEILINI
Deilus rugosicollis rugosicollis
[Photo © David Navrátil]

Deilus rugosicollis differs from the sister species Deilus fugax (Olivier, 1790) for the particular wrinkled pronotum, only punctate in D. fugax. Elytra are without any erect hair and covered by denser yellowish pubescence. Deilus rugosicollis, which has almost identical bionomy to Deilus fugax, has been described by Pierpaolo Rapuzzi and Gianfranco Sama in 2012 [❖].

Body length:6 - 110 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:March - May
Host plant:Fabaceae (Cytisus, Spartium)
Distribution:Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey

The depicted mointed beetle was collected in Al Kabor W of Rabiah (Syria) on May 5, 2006. The living specimen was reared from larva collected in Lebanon.

Collected by V.Skoupý and Tamás Németh

Rapuzzi P. and Sama G.:
New taxa and new records of longhorn-beetles from Eastern Mediterranean region (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 7 (2): 663-689, 2012. [download pdf icon]

Deilus rugosicollis rugosicollis
[Photo © Tamás Németh]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusDeilini Faimaire, 1864
GenusDeilus Audinet-Serville, 1834
SubgenusDeilus rugosicollis Rapuzzi & Sama, 2012
SpeciesDeilus rugosicollis rugosicollis Rapuzzi & Sama, 2012