Sophronica pseudintricata Breuning, 1940
[= Sophronica flavomarmorata Breuning, 1954]
[= Sophronica pseudimproba Breuning, 1954]
[= Sophronica flavomaculata Breuning, 1974]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DESMIPHORINI

Sophronica pseudintricata
[Photo © Udo Schmidt]

Sophronica pseudintricata, an interesting East-African faunistic element extending in the north of its distribution range to the Arabian Peninsula, has been described from Boorama environs (Somaliland) by Stephen Breuning in 1940 [✧].

Body length:5 - 10 mm
Life cycle:unknown
Adults in:depends on region
Host plant:unknown
Distribution:Yemen, Africa (Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Uganda)

Depicted mounted beetle (6.7 mm) was collected in Voi Lodge environs (700 m a.s.l., Taita Hills, Tsavo National Park, Kenya) on November 25, 1991.

Collected by Udo Schmidt

Breuning S.:
Novae species Cerambycidarum VIII.
Folia Zoologica et Hydrobiologica, Riga 10 (1): 37-85, 1940. [download pdf icon]

Breuning S.:
Nouvelles formes de Lamiaires, (septième partie).
Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique 30 (41): 1-24, 1954.

Adlbauer K. & Beck R.:
Katalog und Fotoatlasder Bockkäfer Äthiopiens (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Taita Publishers, Czech Republic, 312pp, 2015.

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDesmiphorini Thomson, 1860
GenusSophronica Blanchard, 1845
SpeciesSophronica pseudintricata Breuning, 1940