Eunidia kristenseni Aurivillius, 1911
ssp. kristenseni Aurivillius, 1911

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: EUNIDIINI
Eunidia kristenseni kristenseni
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]
Eunidia kristenseni kristenseni

[Photo © Udo Schmidt, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Eunidia kristenseni, an interesting African faunistic element extending in the north of its distribution range to the Arabian Peninsula, has been described from Ethiopia by Per Olof Christopher Aurivillius in 1911 [✩]. Larval development reported in Vachellia species [✮], adults are probably nocturnal and can be attracted by light [❖].

Body length:5 - 8 mm
Life cycle:1 year [?]
Adults in:March - September (depends on region)
Host plant:Vachellia spp.
Distribution:Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Senegal, Niger, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Botswana

The depicted living beetles were reared from larvae found in Vachellia sp. branch 10 km S Al-Hadā mountain resort (N21°15′59″ E40°13′21″; 826 m a.s.l., Mecca/Makkah province, Saudi Arabia) in March, 2022. The mounted specimen (7.4 mm) was collected in Salt Lick Lodge environs (900 m a.s.l., Taita Hills, Tsavo National Park, Kenya) on November 30, 1991.

Collected by our friends Roman Rejzek and Udo Schmidt

Aurivillius P.O.Ch.:
Neue oder wenig bekannte Coleoptera Longicornia. 12.
Arkiv för Zoologi 7 (19): 187-228, 1911. [download pdf icon]

Adlbauer K.:
Zur Cerambycidenfauna Äthiopiens II - Lamiinae (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Linzer biologische Beiträge 32 (2): 963-998, 2000. [download pdf icon]

Ambrus R. and Grosser W.:
Contribution to the knowledge of longhorn beetles from Dhofar region in sultanate of Oman (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Humanity space International Almanac 1 (2): 448-457, 2012. [download pdf icon]

Eunidia kristenseni kristenseni
Eunidia kristenseni kristenseni
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusEunidiini Teocchi, Sudre et Jiroux, 2010
GenusEunidia Erichson, 1843
SpeciesEunidia kristenseni Aurivillius, 1911
SubspeciesEunidia kristenseni kristenseni Aurivillius, 1911