Genus Tetrops belongs among taxomically the most complicated Cerambycid genera of the West Palaearctic region - especially clusters of T. gilvipes and T. praeustus species.
Paper of Maxim Lazarev [❖] is one of the first modern works trying to break this Gordian knot. In the frame of revison of T. gilvipes cluster Lazarev described
several subspecies of this interesting and widespread beetle, one of them is Tetrops gilvipes efetovi known from Crimea Peninsula. T. g. efetovi is a
transitional population between T. g. gilvipes and T. g. adlbaueri.
|Body length:||♂♂ 4.2 - 4.9 mm, ♀♀ 3.9 - 5.1 mm|
|Life cycle:||1 year|
|Adults in:||April -June|
|Host plant:||polyphagous - twigs of deciduos trees|
|Distribution:||an endemic taxon to Crimea Peninsula|
Depicted beetle was collected in Alushta-Rybachye (Алушта-Рыбачье) environs (N44°75′ E34°50′, Republic of Crimea, Russia) on April 18-25, 2014.
Collected by N.Vikhrev
Lazarev M. A.:
Revision of the taxonomic structure of Tetrops gilvipes (Faldermann, 1837) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Humanity space - International Almanac 1 (4): 944-957, 2012.