Turanium (Chalcoturanium) johannis Baeckmann, 1923
ssp. johannis Baeckmann, 1923

Turanium johannis johannis
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Turanium (Chalcoturanium) johannis, a species occuring in Kyrgyzstan and West China, has been described from West Tian-Shan Mts. (Kyrgyzstan) by Julius Ivanovitch Baeckmann in 1922 [✳]. T. johannis is extremely polyphagous species on both coniferous and deciduous trees: Picea, Abies, Juglans, Cotoneaster, Prunus, Sorbus, Malus, Frangula. Larvae feed in dead twigs subcortically, then pupate in wood. Adults can be found from May to August flying or on host trees [✮].

Body length:6 - 13 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous and coniferous trees
Distribution:Kyrgyzstan (West Tian-Shan Mts.), China

Depicted beetle was reared from larva collected in Arkit environs (Kyrgyzstan) on June 12, 2017.

Collected by Pavel Hubený

Baeckmann J.I.:
Revision der Gattung Pronocera auctorum (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Revue Russe d'Entomologie, Saint-Petersbourg 18 (1): 28-35, 1922. [download pdf icon]

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

Plavilstshikov N.N.:
Cerambycidae III. Cerambycinae: Cerambycini 3 (Callichromina, Rosaliina, Callidiina).
Bestimmungs-Tabellen der europäischen Coleopteren, Troppau, 112: 1-230, 1934. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusCallidiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusTuranium Baeckmann, 1923
SubgenusChalcoturanium Jankovsky, 1934
SpeciesTuranium (Chalcoturanium) johannis Baeckmann, 1923
SubpeciesTuranium (Chalcoturanium) johannis johannis Baeckmann, 1923