Anelaphus cordiforme

Anelaphus cordiforme

Anelaphus cordiforme

Anelaphus cordiforme

Anelaphus cordiforme


This species is similar to two others from Mexico, but is unique for the heart-shaped mark on its elytra.

A. cordiforme male

Male: Color mostly reddish-brown or brown, with somewhat lighter legs. The antennae are the same length or slightly longer than the body. Pronotum covered in small, grayish-white hairs with a faintly visible pattern. Elytra very perforated, with a heart-shaped mark on the final third. Fairly large (14 mm in length).

Anelaphus cordiforme female

Female: Similar to the male, but slightly smaller (around 13 mm long) with less hair on the pronotum. Although it's uncertain due to the specimen being damaged, it's likely that the antennae are also smaller and don't reach the edge of the elytra.


To date, this species has only been encountered in Cerro Chucantí.

Biology and Natural History

Known to be active in February, being the time of year in which the original specimens were collected after being attracted to mercury vapor light.

Habitat: Specific habitat not described.


The species name "cordiforme" refers to the heart-shaped mark on the final third of the wing coverings.


  • Bezark, L.G., W. H. Tyson & N.M.Schiff (2013). New species of Cerambycidae from Panama, with new distribution records (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Zootaxa. 3608(4): 273–277. (Link)