Delagrangeus (Gertius) schurmanni Sama, 1985

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: DEILINI
Delagrangeus schurmanni
[Photo © David Navrátil]

Delagrangeus schurmanni, an endemic species of Canary Islands developing in Juniperus sp., has been described from El Hierro island by Gianfranco Sama in 1985 [❖].

Body length:4 - 11 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:March - September
Host plant:Juniperus turbinata canariensis, Juniperus phoenicia
Distribution:an endemic species to Canary Islands [❖]

The depicted beetle was reared from larva found in a dead branch of the host plant near Sabinosa (El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain) on January 21, 2014.

Sama G.:
Description de Grammoptera baudii sp. n. de Chypre, et de Delagrangeus schurmanni sp. n. des Iles Canaries. (Coleóptera - Cerambycidae).
Biocosme Mésogéen 2 (3): 97-104, 1985. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusDeilini Faimaire, 1864
GenusDelagrangeus Pic, 1892
SubgenusGertius Sama, 1994
SpeciesDelagrangeus (Gertius) schurmanni Sama, 1985