Trichoferus kotschyi Ganglbauer, 1883

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

Body length:12 - 22 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees and plants
Distribution:Greece [❖], Lebanon, Syria, Turkey

The adults of this very nice Trichoferus species were collected in Mersin, South-West Turkey. Here, it seems to be broadly polyphagous on deciduous trees. Larvae, pupae, and adults of Trichoferus kotschyi were collected in oaks (Quercus spp.}, carob (Ceratonia siliqua), but also in dead herbaceous plants.

Collected by M.Rejzek

Dauber D.:
Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Cerambycidenfauna von Samos (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Linzer biologische Beiträge 36 (1): 81-88, 2004. [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Hesperophanini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Trichoferus Wollaston, 1854
Species: Trichoferus kotschyi Ganglbauer, 1883