Pachnoda werneri (Ethiopia)

species: thoracica Fabricius 1775
remark: species may remind P. massajae in colours, but aedeagus is very different
wild habitat: Acacia thorny shrubs
origin: Yemen, Sana'a, Haddah, 2400 m, 11/2005
wild imago size: 20-25 mm
breeding difficulty: quite easy, adults start laying eggs in second half of their life


species: interrupta Olivier 1789
remark: small sized Pachnoda, known to be pest on agriculture plants
wild habitat: common species of tropical african bush
origin: Senegal
wild imago size: 12-15 mm
breeding difficulty: medium difficulty, larvae decease is frequent, species with decreasing oviposition tendency in breedings


species: leclercqi Rigout 1985
remark: species similiar to P. interrupta, but with different breeding habits n
wild habitat: Acacia thorny shrubs, cohabit with above mentioned
origin: Yemen, near Hamman Ali, 1677 m, 4/2007
wild imago size: 12-16 mm
breeding difficulty: difficult, usually low oviposition and often decease in both larval and cocoon stage
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