Aromia orientalis Plavilstshikov, 1932
[= Aromia moschata orientalis Plavilstshikov, 1932]

Aromia orientalis
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Aromia orientalis, described as Aromia moschata orientalis by Nikolai N. Plavilstshikov from Russian far East (Vladivostok environs) in 1932 [▽][❖][✧], is North-Asian species occuring in Russian Far East, Mongolia, Japan, China and Korea. The biology of this beautiful longhorn beetle is essentially the same as that of the closest related species, Aromia moschata (Linnaeus, 1758).

Body length:16 - 33 mm
Life cycle:2 and more years
Adults in:June - September
Host plant:Salix spp.
Distribution:Russian Far East, Mongolia, Japan, China, Korea

Depicted mounted female beetle (26 mm) was collected in Sakhalin Botanical Garden FEB RAS (N46°56′34″ E142°45′53″; 95 m a.s.l., Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Ю́жно-Сахали́нск), Sakhalin oblast, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia) on June 13, 2017.

Collected by V.Sheiko

Plavilstshikov N.N.:
Longicorn Beetles Injurious to Wood.
Moscow–Leningrad, 1932 [in Russian].

Plavilstshikov N.N.:
Beitrag zur Verbreitung der paläarktischen Cerambyciden. III.
Entomologisches Nachrichtenblatt, Troppau 7 (1): 9-16, 1933. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Species Group Taxa of Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) Described by N. N. Plavilstshikov and Their Types Preserved in the Zoological Museum of the Moscow State University and in the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg.
Entomological Review 89 (6): 689-720, 2009. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusCallichromatini Blanchard, 1845
GenusAromia Audinet-Serville, 1833
SpeciesAromia orientalis Plavilstshikov, 1932