M-20-36 mm, F-25-44 mm.
Host plant: Phoenix dactylifera
Life cycle: Larvae feed on roots. Adults in August-September.
species known from Libya and Ennedi (north-eastern Chad) westwards
to the Atlantic coasts (Mauritania and Senegal) and from the oasis
of Bou Saada and Biskra (Algeria) soutwards to Senegal, northern
Nigeria and Tchad.
Ghat 31/08-01/09/2003. Males were attracted by the city lights
and common. Only two females were found drowned in an small irrigation
specimens can be related to the ssp. fairmairi PIC.