Kabatekiella dalihodi Holzschuh, 2008

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: OEMINI

Kabatekiella dalihodi
[Photo © David Navrátil]

Kabatekiella dalihodi, a representative of the monotypic genus Kabatekiella (tribe Xystrocerini Blanchard, 1845), was described from Soqotra island by Carolus Holzschuh in 2008 [❖]. Interestingly, both the genus and the species name are derived from the surnames of two Czech etomologists, specialists in the family Cerambycidae - Petr Kabátek and Jaroslav Dalihod.

Body length:4.5 - 11.8 mm
Life cycle:1-2 years [?]
Adults in:February-March
Host plant:Calotropis sp., Croton socotranus
Distribution:Oman [✧], Yemen (Soqotra island)

The depicted specimen was reared from larva collected in Mirbāṭ‎‎ (مرباط) environs (Wadi Hinna, Dhofar Governorate, South Oman) in January 27, 2017.

Holzschuh C.:
Beschreibung von 60 neuen Bockkäfern und einer neuen Gattung aus der orientalischen Region, vorwiegend aus Laos und Borneo (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Entomologica Basiliensa et Collectionis Frey 30: 149-241, 2008. [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]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusOemini Lacordaire, 1868
GenusKabatekiella Holzschuh, 2008
SpeciesKabatekiella dalihodi Holzschuh, 2008