Trichoferus arenbergeri Holzschuh, 1995

Trichoferus arenbergeri
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Trichoferus arenbergeri, an endemic species to Sardinia (Italy), has been described (only female) from Siniscola environs (Sardinia) by Carolus Holzschuh in 1995 [❖]. Larvae of this species develop on roots of herbaceous plants from Asteraceae family - Carlina corymbosa and Santolina corsica. Male of the species, zoogeography and bionomy in detail were pefectly described in the paper of Alessandro Biscaccianti and Daniele Sechi published in 2008 [✧]. More info about localities and biology of this species you cand find also in the dedicated page.

Body length:14.5 - 17.2 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:Carlina corymbosa, Santolina corsica (Asteraceae)
Distribution:species endemic to Sardinia (Italy)

The depicted beetles were reared from larvae found in Carlina corymbosa in San Teodoro – Lu Fraili environs (Sassari province, Sardinia, Italy) on July 11-19, 2017.

Collected by David Navrátil

Holzschuh C.:
Beschreibung von 65 neuen Bockkäfern aus Europa und Asien, vorwiegend aus Thailand und China (Coleoptera: Disteniidae und Cerambycidae).
Schriftenreihe der Forstlichen Bundesversuchanstalt (FBVA-Berichte), Wien 84: 1-63, 1995. [download pdf icon]

Biscaccianti A.B. and Sechi D.:
Notes on Trichoferus arenbergeri with description of male (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Fragmenta entomologica, Roma 40 (1): 105-114, 2008. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusHesperophanini Mulsant, 1839
GenusTrichoferus Wollaston, 1854
SpeciesTrichoferus arenbergeri Holzschuh, 1995