Turkaromia pruinosa (Reitter, 1903)
[= Aromia pruinosa Reitter, 1903]
[= Tomentaromia pruinosa (Reitter, 1903)]


Turkaromia pruinosa
[Photo © David Navrátil]

Genus Turkaromia, separated from Aromia by Danilevsky in 1993, includes two species - Turkaromia pruinosa described by Edmund Reitter as Aromia pruinosa in 1903, and T. gromenkoi described by Mikhail Danilevsky in 2000. Both taxa are distributed in the Central Asian region and Turkaromia pruinosa also in adjacent Xinjiang province of China.

Body length:24 - 30 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:unknown
Distribution:China, Kazakhstan

The depicted beetles were collected in Zharkent city environs (550 m a.d.l., Almatinskaya area, Kazakhstan) on June 21-22, 2018.

Collected by S. Dementiev

Reitter E.:
Vier neue Coleopteren der palaearctischen Fauna.
Wiener Entomologische Zeitung 22 (9): 231-233, 1903. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Taxonomic and zoogeographical notes on the family Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) of Russia and adjacent regions (for 1992).
Russian Entomological Journal 1 (2): 37–39, 1993.

Danilevsky M.L.:
New and little known Cerambycidae from central Asia (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Lambillionea 100 (2): 289-294, 2000. [download pdf icon]

Kadyrov A.K., Karpiński L., Szczepański W. T., Taszakowski A. & Walczak M.:
New data on distribution, biology, and ecology of longhorn beetles from the area of west Tajikistan (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
ZooKeys 606: 41-64, 2016. [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Callichromatini Blanchard, 1845
Genus: Turkaromia Danilevsky, 1993
Species: Turkaromia pruinosa (Reitter, 1903)