Stromatium longicorne (Newman, 1842)
[= Arhopalus longicornis Newman, 1842]
[= Stromatium asperulum White, 1855]
[= Stromatium laticolle Pascoe, 1869]
[= Hesperophanes Abeillei Pic, 1891]

Stromatium longicorne
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Stromatium longicorne, a representative of the Oriental entomofauna, has been described from Manila environs (Philippines) as Arhopalus longicornis by Edward Newman in 1842 [✧]. S. longicorne larvae develop in a wood of a wide range of dead or dying broadleaf trees. The species was introduced into Australia, Japan and USA, adult specimens emerging from wood furniture and other processed timber have recently been intercepted in several European countries [❖]. The species was described also as Hesperophanes Abeillei from Algeria (?) by Maurice Pic in 1891 [✩].

Body length:14 - 30 mm
Life cycle:1 - 5 years
Adults in:May - September
Host plant:polyphagous on broadleaf trees (e.g. Quercus, Morus, Machilus)
Distribution:Oriental region (Pakistan, Nepal, India, Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Borneo, Indonesia, Philippines), introduced to Europe, Japan, USA, Australia

The depicted mounted female beetle was collected in Illam environs (Ilam district, Province No. 1, Nepal) on April 26 - May 5, 2013.

Collected by Emil Kučera

Newman E.:
Cerambycitum Insularum Manillarum Dom. Cuming captorum enumeratio digesta.
The Entomologist, London 15: 243-248, 1842. [download pdf icon]

Cocquempot Ch., Drumont A., Brosens D. and Ghate H.V.:
First interception of the cerambycid beetle Stromatium longicorne (Newman, 1842) in Belgium and distribution notes on other species of Stromatium (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae).
Bulletin de la Société royale belge d'Entomologie 150: 201-206, 2014. [download pdf icon]

Pic M.:
Faune Franco-algérienne (variétés).
Matériaux pour servir à l'étude des Longicornes 1 (1): 1-50, 1891. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusHesperophanini Mulsant, 1839
GenusStromatium Audinet-Serville, 1834
SpeciesStromatium longicorne (Newman, 1842)