Chloridolum (Chloridolum) sieversi Ganglbauer, 1886
[= Aromia coreana Fairmaire, 1897]


Chloridolum sieversi
[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Chloridolum sieversi, a stirking representative of the Callichromini tribe from North-East Asia, has been described from Kangwon province of Korea as Aromia (Chloridolum) Sieversi by Ludwig Ganglbauer in 1886 [▽]. The species, inhabiting deciduos forests, is ecologically associated with the Manchurian walnut (Juglans manshurica). Larvae of Ch. sieversi develop in trunks of susceptible trees up to circa 40 cm in diameter. Life-cycle 2 years, adults are active from July to September [✧].

Body length:9 - 14 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:July - August
Host plant:Manchurian walnut (Juglans manshurica)
Distribution:Russian Far East, China, Japan, North Korea

The depicted beetle was collected in Sinyi Utes (Синий Утёс) environs (N43°03′44″ E131°21′20″; Kedrovaya Pad Nature Reserve, Khasansky district, South of Primorsky krai, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia) on August 14-17, 2020.

Collected by A.Matalin and Kirill V. Makarov

Ganglbauer L.:
Die Bockkäfer der Halbinsel Korea.
Horae Societatis Entomologicae Rossicae, St. Petersbourg 20 (3-4) [1886]: 131-138, 1887. [download pdf icon]

Cherepanov A.I.:
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 2 - Cerambycinae Part I.
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi: 304pp [pages 122-127], 1988. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusCallichromatini Blanchard, 1845
GenusChloridolum Thomson, 1864
SubgenusChloridolum Thomson, 1864
SpeciesChloridolum (Chloridolum) sieversi Ganglbauer, 1886