Deroplia (Deroplia) pilosa (Wollaston, 1862)
[= Stenidea pilosa (Wollaston, 1862)]
[= Stenosoma pilosum (Wollaston, 1862)]
[= Stenidea machadoi Demelt, 1982]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DESMIPHORINI
Deroplia pilosa
[Photo © Antonio Machado, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Deroplia pilosa, a nocturnal species endemic to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura islands (Canary Islands), has been described from Haria environs (Lanzarote) as Blabinotus pilosus by Thomas Vernon Wollaston in 1862 [❖]. D. pilosa is broadly polyphagous species, which larvae develop in stems of numerous herbaceous plants and branches of many shrubs (rarely on trees). Adults, active from September to March (with peak in November and December), are nocturnal and can be found on the host plants [✮].

Body length:7 - 14 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:September-March
Host plant:polyphagous on herbaceous plants and shrubs (Euphorbia, Ficus carica, Kleinia neriifolia, Vitis vinifera, Foeniculum, Rumex lunaria, Ricinus, Inula, Launaea, Carduus tenuiflorus, Ferula, Carlina salicifolia, Asteriscus intermedius, Aeonium lancerottense)
Distribution:a species endemic to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura islands (Canary Islands, Spain)

The depicted specimen was collected on the host plant (Kleinia neriifolia) under Pico dei Viento (N28°07′11.7″ W14°18′46.9″, 200 m a.s.l., Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain) during night on February 29, 2019.

Collected by our friend Antonio Machado Carrillo

Wollaston T.V.:
On the Euphorbia-infesting Coleoptera of the Canary Islands.
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London (3) 1 (2): 136-190, 1862. [download pdf icon]

Vives E. and Trócoli S:
Cerambycidae de la Macaronesia (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Faunitaxys 9 (44): 1–50, 2021. [download pdf icon]

Sama G.:
Révision du genre Deroplia Dejean, 1835.
Biocosme Mésogéen 110 13 (2): 23-64, 1996. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDesmiphorini Thomson, 1860
GenusDeroplia Dejean, 1835
SubgenusDeroplia Dejean, 1835
SpeciesDeroplia (Deroplia) pilosa (Wollaston, 1862)