Host plant: Acacia tortilis, A.
nilotica, A. scorpioides, Morus alba, Albizzia lebbek.
Life cycle: Several years, adults in October
from Egypt to Cape and Abyssinia to Senegal. Mauritania, Mauritius,
Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Morocco and Algeria.
New record for Libya, Fezzan and Tripolitania.
although its impressive damages have
been observed throughout the Messak and Akakus ranges imagos are
difficult to find. Messak Settafet: 1 male, Wadi Erawen, 12-X-2001;
1 male Terhin, 18/10/2001; 1 dead female in hatching hole, Wadi
Tripolitania: damages in several wadis in the vicinity of Ghirza
in eastern Hamada al Hamra (Tripolitania). 3 dead females in a
large Acacia trunk, of which only the depicted one (right)
was still in good shape.