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Analeptes trifasciata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Cerambycidae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Species
Class  Insecta
Subfamily  Lamiinae
Genus  Analeptes
Order  Beetle
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Similar  Beetle, Apate terebrans, Prosopocera, Zographus regalis, Anaphe venata

Analeptes trifasciata is a species of flat-faced longhorns beetle belonging to the Cerambycidae family, Lamiinae subfamily.

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Description

Analeptes trifasciata reaches about 5–6 centimetres (2.0–2.4 in) in length. The female is slightly larger than the male. The basic colour of the body is black, with three reddish-orange bands across the elytra (hence the Latin species name trifasciata). The black antennae are kept flat along the back and extend beyond the abdomen.

Adults and larvae of Analeptes trifasciata feed on the bark and underlying wood of Adansonia digitata, Anacardium occidentale, Annona senegalensis, Ceiba pentandra, Eucalyptus camaldulensis, Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus saligna, Sclerocarya birrea, Spondias mombin, Sterculia setigera, Sterculia tragacantha. Infestation of this insect may have devastating effects on cashew (Anacardium occidentale), with relevant economic damages.

Distribution

This species can be found in Central Africa (Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo).

Habitat

Analeptes trifasciata is typically an inhabitant of savannah, but it is also present in forests edges with plants of Anacardiaceae family.

References

Analeptes trifasciata Wikipedia


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