Diorthus (Diorthus) cinereus (Fabricius, 1792)


Diorthus cinereus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Body length:16 - 30 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years [?]
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:polyphagous species (Acacia, Albizia, Cassia, Dalbergia, Quercus, Scutia etc.)
Distribution:Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Burma, India, Java, Siam, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, West Africa

A widely distributed nocturnal species frequently attracted to light. The depicted beetles were collected 35 km SE Minab (E Bandar-e Abbas, Hormozgan province, South Iran).

Collected by M.Rejzek

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Cerambycini Latreille, 1804
Genus: Diorthus Gahan, 1891
Species: Diorthus (Diorthus) cinereus (Fabricius, 1792)