Trichoferus fasciculatus (Faldermann, 1837)
ssp. fasciculatus (Faldermann, 1837)

Trichoferus fasciculatus fasciculatus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Trichoferus fasciculatus fasciculatus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

In the Mediterranean region (including North Africa) Trichoferus fasciculatus fasciculatus is a relatively common and a broadly polyphagous species. It develops in Ficus, Sorbus, Rhus, Nerium, Vitis, Paliurus, Spartium, Castanea, Ulmus, Morus, Punica, Rubus, Cytisus, Robinia, Ceratonia, Pistacia, Ziziphus, Coronilla, etc. Larvae feed especially in the wood of dead twigs 1 - 3 cm in diameter, but also in branches and trunks.

Body length:9 - 15 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:whole Mediterranean region, Azerbaijan, Iran, Crimea

The beetles in the pictures were reared from dead twigs of grapevine (Vitis vinifera) collected in South-West Sardinia, Italy.

Collected by M.Švarc

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Hesperophanini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Trichoferus Wollaston, 1854
Species: Trichoferus fasciculatus (Faldermann, 1837)
Subspecies: Trichoferus fasciculatus fasciculatus (Faldermann, 1837)