Tetrops (Mimosophronica) formosus Baeckmann, 1903
ssp. formosus Baeckmann, 1903
[= Tetrops formosa Baeckmann, 1903]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: TETROPINI
Tetrops formosus formosus

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Tetrops formosus formosus, a nominotypical subspecies distributed in SE Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, has been described from Issyk-Kul lake environs (Kyrgyzstan) as Tetrops formosa by Julius Ivanovitch Baeckmann in 1903 [✧]. Larvae of T. formosus develop in twigs of apple trees (Malus). Adults, active from April to July, can be found on the host tree [❖].

Body length:♂♂ 3.8 - 6.4 mm / ♀♀ 4.9 - 6.5 mm
Life cycle:2 years [?]
Adults in:April - July
Host plant:Malus
Distribution:SE Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan

The depicted beetles were collected in Andas batır (Андас батыр, until 2006: Novowoskresenovka/Нововоскресеновка) village environs (Merki district, Jambyl region, SE Kazakhstan) on May 4, 1994.

Collected by Jiří Kadlec

Baeckmann J.I.:
Eine neue Tetrops-Art vom Issyk-kul-See (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae)..
Revue Russe d'Entomologie, Saint-Petersbourg 3 (6): 311-312, 1903. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Revision of the Central Asian species of the genus Tetrops Kirby, 1826 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Humanity space - International Almanac 7 (2): 260-297, 2018. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusTetropini Portevin, 1927
GenusTetrops Kirby, 1826
SubgenusMimosophronica Breuning, 1943
SpeciesTetrops (Mimosophronica) formosus Baeckmann, 1903
SpeciesTetrops (Mimosophronica) formosus formosus Baeckmann, 1903