Semanotus laurasii (Lucas, 1852)
ssp. laurasii (Lucas, 1852)
[= Semanotus laurasi laurasi (Lucas, 1852)]

Semanotus laurasii laurasii

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Semanotus laurasii, a species occuring in France, Spain, Algeria and Morocco, has been described from Teniet-el-Haad environs (Algeria) as Sympiezocera Laurasii by Pierre Hippolyte Lucas in 1851 [✮]. Biology of this beautiful species developing in Cupressaceae is similar to the sister taxon Semanotus russicus russicus (Fabricius, 1776). Adults, active from March to September, are nocturnal and can be found on the host trees [▽].

Body length:7 - 24 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:March - September
Host plant:oligophagous in family Cupressaceae (Juniperus, Cupressus)
Distribution:France, Spain, Algeria, Morocco

The depicted beetles were collected in: ♂ - Pagoma Kurre (Álava province, Basque country, Spain) on February 16, 2005; ♀ - Las Caldas del Besaya environs (Cantabria province, Cantabria autonomous community, Spain) on April 16, 2019.

Collected by J. Navarro and R. Sanz

Lucas P.H.:
Séance du 22 octobre 1851. [un Longicorne qui doit former une nouvelle coupe générique].
Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France, Paris 9 (2): cvi-cvii, 1851. [download pdf icon]

Villiers A.:
Coléoptères Cérambycides de l'Afrique du Nord.
Faune de l'Empire Français, ORSC Paris, 5: 152pp [pages 84-85], 1946. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusCallidiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusSemanotus Mulsant, 18393
SpeciesSemanotus laurasii (Lucas, 1852)
SpeciesSemanotus laurasii laurasii (Lucas, 1852)