Oberea (Amaurostoma) ruficeps Fischer von Waldheim, 1842
ssp. ruficeps Fischer von Waldheim, 1842

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Oberea ruficeps ruficeps
[Photo © Maxim E. Smirnov]

Oberea ruficeps ruficeps, a subspecies occuring in Kyrgizstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, western Siberia, an NW China, has been described from "Siberia orientali" by Gotthelf Fischer von Waldheim in 1842 [▽]. Larvae of O. ruficeps ruficeps develop in stalks and roots of spurges (Euphorbia spp.).

Body length:9 - 13 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:spurges (Euphorbia spp. - e.g. E. uralensis, E. seguieriana, E. esula)
Distribution:Kyrgizstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, western Siberia, NW China

The depicted male beetle was collected in Baltakol' (Балтакөл) environs (N43°09′ E67°50′; 182 m a.s.l., Syrdarya river valley, Suzak district, Jalal-Abad region, South Kazakhstan) on June 7-12, 2016.

Collected by A.Shapovalov

Fischer von Waldheim G.:
Catalogus Coleopterorum in Siberia orientali a cel. Gregorio Silide Karelin collectorum.
Moscou, 28pp, 1842.

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusOberea Dejean, 1835
SubgenusAmaurostoma Müller, 1906
SpeciesOberea (Amaurostoma) ruficeps Fischer von Waldheim, 1842
SubspeciesOberea (Amaurostoma) ruficeps ruficeps Fischer von Waldheim, 1842