Tetropium staudingeri Pic, 1901


Tetropium staudingeri
[Photo © Sergei O. Kakunin]

Tetropium staudingeri, a Central-Asian montane Tetropium species known from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and NW China, has been described from Kyrgyzstan/Kazakhstan by Maurice Pic in 1901 [❖]. Its larvae develop under the bark of recently died Schrenk spruces at altitudes of about 1800-2000 m. Pupation in spring and early summer inside wood or under bark, the life-cycle depends on environmental conditions (1 - 2 years). Adults, crepuscular and nocturnal, are active from June to August, with a peak in early July [❖].

Body length:♂♂ 11 - 15 mm / ♀♀ 12 - 18 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:Schrenk's spruce (Picea schrenkiana)
Distribution:Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, NW China

The depicted mounted male beetle (17.3 mm) was collected in Kim-Asar (Ким-Асар) river valley (Almaty environs, Trans-Ili Alatau, Almaty Region, SE Kazakhstan) on July 25, 2001.

Collected by R.Kadyrbekov

Pic M.:
Matériaux pour servir à l'étude des Longicornes 3 (3): 9-14, 1901. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [page 380], 2014. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaSpondylidinae Audinet-Serville, 1832
TribusTetropiini Seidlitz, 1891
GenusTetropium Kirby, 1837
SpeciesTetropium staudingeri Pic, 1901