Dericorys lobata (Brullé, 1840)


Dericorys lobata: Adult (Fuerteventura) [N] Dericorys lobata: Adult (Fuerteventura) [N] Dericorys lobata: Thorax (Pronotum) with den typical lobes [N] Dericorys lobata: Larve (subadult), green form (Fuerteventura) [N] Dericorys lobata: Larve (subadult), green form [N] Dericorys lobata: Habitat in Fuerteventura [N]

Nutrition:
The species feeds mainly on representatives of the Chenopodiaceae.

Habitat:
Dericorys lobata inhabits xerothermic, sparsely vegetated habitats from the coastal dunes to rocky slopes in medium high altitudes around 500m above sea level.

Life cycle:
Dericorys lobata is found as adult on the Canary Islands mainly from January to August. I met the adults and nymphs in Fuerteventura in early February 2010 all across the island.

Remarks:
The larvae are very variable (green to brown or reddish brown).

Dericorys lobata occurs on the eastern Canary Islands (Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria). Further, it is found in west Africa.



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