Idactus maculicornis Gahan, 1890
ssp. maculicornis Gahan, 1890
[= Idactus succisus Kolbe, 1900]
[= Idactus baldasseronii Breuning, 1958]
[= Idactus somaliensis Breuning, 1972]
[= Idactus demoori Breuning, 1981]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: ANCYLONOTINI
Idactus maculicornis maculicornis
[Photo © Udo Schmidt]

Idactus maculicornis, an interesting African faunistic element extending in the north of its distribution range to the Arabian Peninsula, has been described from Mombasa environs (Kenya) by Charles Joseph Gahan in 1890 [✧].

Body length:9 - 20 mm
Life cycle:1 year [?]
Adults in:depends on region
Host plant:polyphagous in broadleaf trees and shrubs
Distribution:Yemen, Africa (Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania)

Depicted mounted beetle (13.7 mm) was collected in Kilaguni Lodge environs (800 m a.s.l., Tsavo National Park West, Kenya) on November 29, 1991.

Collected by Udo Schmidt

Gahan Ch.J.:
On New Longicornia from Africa and Madagascar.
The Transactions of the Entomological Society of London (4 ser.) 1890: 297-328, 1890. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusAncylonotini Lacordaire, 1869
GenusIdactus Pascoe, 1864
SpeciesIdactus maculicornis Gahan, 1890
SubspeciesIdactus maculicornis maculicornis Gahan, 1890