Cleroclytus semirufus, a Central-Asian taxon of interesting tribe Tillomorphini, has been described
from "Turkestan" by Gustav Kraatz in 1884 [▽]. C. semirufus inhabits various habitats such as mountain and submountain forests, steppes and
tugay forests. The species is broadly polyphagous and its larvae develop in the twigs of various decidouos trees and shrubs (e.g. Salix, Populus, Rosa,
Atraphaxis, Berberis, Fraxinus, Acer, Eleagnus). The adults, active from May to July, are diurnal and anthophilous.
|Body length:||♂♂ 6.9 - 10.2 mm / ♀♀ 5.6 - 10 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 years|
|Adults in:||May - July|
|Host plant:||polyphagous in deciduous trees and shrubs (Salix, Populus, Rosa, Atraphaxis, Berberis, Fraxinus, Acer, Eleagnus)|
|Distribution:||Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan|
The depicted beetles were collected in Chauvay (Чаувай) village environs (Kadamjay district, Batken region, Kyrgyzstan) in June 15, 2017.
Collected by P.Hubený
Heyden L.F. and Kraatz G.:
Neue Käfer-Arten aus Osch (Turkestan).
Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift, Berlin 28 (1): 217-228, 1884.
Review of the genus Cleroclytus Kraatz, 1884 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Russian Entomological Journal 10 (2): 153-157, 2001.