[= Trichoferus cinereus (Villers, 1789)❖]
Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE / Tribus: HESPEROPHANINI
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]
Trichoferus holosericeus belongs with sister taxon Trichoferus griseus (Fabricius, 1792) among the most widespread and common Western Palearctic representatives of the Trichoferus genus, occurring throughout the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Asia Minor and Transcaucasia. Larvae of this broadly polyphagous (Robinia, Juglans, Populus, Ficus, Quercus, Castanea, Fagus, Ulmus, Alnus, Betula, Pistacea, Prunus and Ostrya) species can feed and grow in barkless wood with a moisture content below to the fibre saturation point, so they can develop in wooden artefacts of various hardwood species, not necessary recent. Thanks to this, together with Hylotrupes bajulus, it belongs among the most significant Cerambycid technical pests of wood in the Mediterranean [✧]. Life cycle 2 and more years (especially in dry old wood material), adults are crepuscular and nocturnal like other Hesperophanini. For galleries in attacked wood see the dedicated page.
Body length: 13 - 24 mm Life cycle: 2 and more years Adults in: June - September Host plant: broadly polyphagous in deciduous trees Distribution: Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Corsica, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Israel, Turkey
The living beetles were beaten from Ficus carica in Gradac (Dalmatia, Croatia). The mounted specimens were captured in Vieste environs (500 m a.s.l., Gargano, Foggia province, Puglia, Italy) on July 1-10, 2015.
Collected by David Navrátil and M.Hoskovec
On the taxonomic position of Hesperophanes cinereus Blanchard in Gay, 1851 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Zootaxa 4550 (3): 431-432, 2019. [download ]
Note su Trichoferus holosericeus (Rossi, 1790) (Coleoptera Cerambycidae), xilofago del legno secco.
Redia (Istituto Sperimentale per la Zoologia Agraria, Firenze) 88 (Serie 3): 109-113, 2005. [download ]
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
|Subfamilia||Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802|
|Tribus||Hesperophanini Mulsant, 1839|
|Genus||Trichoferus Wollaston, 1854|
|Species||Trichoferus holosericeus (Rossi, 1790)|