Turanium (Turanium) hladili Kratochvíl, 1985

Turanium hladili

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Turanium hladili, a very rare Turanium species close to T. scabrum (Kraatz, 1882) occuring in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, has been described from Aktash environs (Uzbekistan) by Jan Kratochvíl in 1985 [▽]. It is mentioned in the literature as an endemic of Uzbekistan, but our Czech friends reared this interesting taxon from larvae found in dead roses (Rosa sp.) in Osh (Ош) environs (Kyrgyzstan).

Body length:7 – 11 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Populus, Rosa)
Distribution:Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan

The depicted beetles were reared (hatched in April 2019) from larvae found in Populus sp. collected in Bukhara (Бухоро) outskirts (N39°47′07″ E64°27′03″; 225 m a.s.l., Bukhara region, Uzbekistan) in autumn 2018.

Collected by our friend Petr Papoušek

Kratochvíl J.:
Three new species of the Family Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) from Soviet Central Asia.
Folia Entomologica Hungarica, Rovartani Közlemények (series nova) 46 (1): 65-71, 1985. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Review of genus Turanium Baeckmann, 1923 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Lambillionea, CI (4): 579-588, 2001. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusCallidiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusTuranium Baeckmann, 1923
SubgenusTuranium Baeckmann, 1923
SpeciesTuranium (Turanium) hladili Kratochvíl, 1985