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Stromatium longicorne, a representative of the Oriental entomofauna, has been described from Manila environs (Philippines) as
Arhopalus longicornis by Edward Newman in 1842 [✧]. S. longicorne larvae develop in a wood of a wide range of dead or dying broadleaf trees.
The species was introduced into Australia, Japan and USA, adult specimens emerging from wood furniture and other processed timber have recently been
intercepted in several European countries [❖]. The species was described also as Hesperophanes Abeillei from Algeria (?) by Maurice
Pic in 1891 [✩].
|Body length:||14 - 30 mm|
|Life cycle:||1 - 5 years|
|Adults in:||May - September|
|Host plant:||polyphagous on broadleaf trees (e.g. Quercus, Morus, Machilus)|
|Distribution:||Oriental region (Pakistan, Nepal, India, Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Borneo,
Indonesia, Philippines), introduced to Europe, Japan, USA, Australia|
The depicted mounted female beetle was collected in Illam environs (Ilam district, Province No. 1, Nepal) on April 26 - May 5, 2013.
Collected by Emil Kučera
Cerambycitum Insularum Manillarum Dom. Cuming captorum enumeratio digesta.
The Entomologist, London 15: 243-248, 1842.
Cocquempot Ch., Drumont A., Brosens D. and Ghate H.V.:
First interception of the cerambycid beetle Stromatium longicorne (Newman, 1842) in Belgium and distribution notes on other species of
Stromatium (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae).
Bulletin de la Société royale belge d'Entomologie 150: 201-206, 2014.
Faune Franco-algérienne (variétés).
Matériaux pour servir à l'étude des Longicornes 1 (1): 1-50, 1891.