Derolus asiricus Holzschuh, 1993

Derolus asiricus
[Photo © David Navrátil, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Derolus asiricus, a rare endemic species to Saudi Arabia, has been described from Asīr province of Saudi Arabia by Carolus Holzschuh in 1993 [▽].

Body length:10 - 18 mm
Life cycle:unknown
Adults in:March - June
Host plant:probably polyphaghous in broadleaf trees and shrubs
Distribution:an endemic species to Saudi Arabia

The mounted beetles were collected 4 km W of Sabt Al Alayah (سبت العلاية) (N19°34′43″ E41°55′02″; 2 067 m a.s.l., Asīr province, Saudi Arabia) on May 3, 2023. The depicted living beetle was reared from larva found in unknown liana-shape woody plant in Sabt Al Alayah (سبت العلاية) environs (N19°37′38″ E41°55′17″; 2 000 m a.s.l., Asīr province, Saudi Arabia) on March 17, 2022.

Collected by our friends Waltr Grosser and Roman Rejzek

Holzschuh C.:
Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) of Saudi Arabia: Part II, Prioninae and Cerambycinae.
Fauna of Saudi Arabia 13: 110-129, 1993. [download pdf icon]

Derolus asiricus
Derolus asiricus
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusCerambycini Latreille, 1804
GenusDerolus Gahan, 1891
SpeciesDerolus asiricus Holzschuh, 1993