Trichoferus fasciculatus (Faldermann, 1837)
ssp. senex Wollaston, 1854

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

Trichoferus fasciculatus senex, endemic subspecies to Macaronesia, was described as Trichoferus senex from Madeira by Thomas Vernon Wollaston in 1854 [✧].

Body length:9 - 14 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:July - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Ficus, Ceratonia, Pistacia, Spathodea)
Distribution:an endemic subspecies to Macaronesia (Canary Islands and Madeira Archipelago)

The depicted beetles were reared from larva/pupa found in dead Ficus carica in Guia de Isora environs (1065 m a.s.l., Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain).

Collected by David Navrátil

Wollaston T.V.:
Insecta Maderensia; being an account of the Insects of the Islands of the Madeiran group.
London, van Voorst, 634pp [pages 428 and Table IX], 1854. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusHesperophanini Mulsant, 1839
GenusTrichoferus Wollaston, 1854
SpeciesTrichoferus fasciculatus (Faldermann, 1837)
SubspeciesTrichoferus fasciculatus senex Wollaston, 1854