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
Matériaux pour servir à l'étude des Longicornes 3 (3): 9-14, 1901.
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [page 380], 2014.