Ropalopus (Ropalopus) nadari Pic, 1894

Ropalopus nadari

[Photo © Lech Kruszelnicki]

Ropalopus nadari, a rare and little-known species endemic to the region of western Tian Shan Range (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan), has beed described from Bukhara environs (Uzbekistan) by Maurice Pic in 1894 [▽]. R. nadari is a polyphagous species, which usually inhabits growing wild fruit trees in the upper zone of deciduous forests. Larvae develop most frequently in trunks and branches of the wild apple tree (Malus sieversii). Life-cycle 2 years. Adults, active in June and July, are unwilling to fly and generally stay on the host plant and only visit occasionally flowers (Ferula spp. and Prangos spp.) [❖].

Body length:12 - 23 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees, often in Malus sieversii
Distribution:Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

The depicted beetle was colelcted in Tajikistan.

Pic M.:
Descriptions de Coléoptères.
Mémoires de la Société Zoologique de France, Paris 7: 203-207, 1894. [download pdf icon]

Kadyrov A.K., Karpiński L., Szczepański W.T., Taszakowski A. and 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]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusCallidiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusRopalopus Mulsant, 1839
SubgenusRopalopus Mulsant, 1839
SpeciesRopalopus nadari Pic, 1894