ssp. fasciculatus (Faldermann, 1837)
Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE / Tribus: HESPEROPHANINI
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]
In the Mediterranean region (including North Africa) Trichoferus fasciculatus fasciculatus, described from "Transcaucasia" by Franz Faldermann in 1837 [❖], 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: Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Balearic Islands, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Corsica, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Serbia, Sicily, Spain, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Iran, Israel, Turkey
Mounted specimens were collected in Primošten environs (Šibenik-Knin County, Dalmatia, Croatia) on July 23-31, 2012. The living beetle was reared from dead twigs of grapevine (Vitis vinifera) collected in South-West Sardinia, Italy.
Collected by David Navrátil and M.Švarc
Fauna entomologica Transcaucasica. Coleoptera 2. Longicornes vel Capricornes.
Nouveaux Mémoires de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou 5 (2): 1-433 [page 266], 1837. [download ]
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
|Subfamilia||Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802|
|Tribus||Hesperophanini Mulsant, 1839|
|Genus||Trichoferus Wollaston, 1854|
|Species||Trichoferus fasciculatus (Faldermann, 1837)|
|Subspecies||Trichoferus fasciculatus fasciculatus (Faldermann, 1837)|