Anoplistes galusoi (Kostin, 1974)
[= Asias galusoi Kostin, 1974; ❖]

Anoplistes galusoi
[Photo © Karel Hodek]
Anoplistes galusoi
[Photo © Karel Hodek]

This rare to Kazakhstan endemic species, developing in Ephedra strobilacea, has been described by I.A. Kostin as Asias galusoi in 1974 [✧] according to specimens found by A. Badenko at Mt. Ulkunkalkan (river Ili, Alma-Ata province, SE Kazakhstan) in May and June 1973. Larval development in roots and basal stem parts of living Ephedra plants. Adults, which are poor flyers, can be collected on the host plant during May and June.

Body length:♂♂ 12 - 15 mm / ♀♀ 13 - 16.5 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Ephedra strobilacea
Distribution:an endemic species to Kazakhstan

The depicted beetle was collected by our friend Karel Hodek in Altyn Emel N.P. (SE Kazakhstan).

Özdikmen H.:
A nomenclatural act: some nomenclatural changes on palaearctic longhorned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 3 (2): 707-715, 2008. [download pdf icon]

И.А. Костин:
Два новых вида усачей (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) из Казахстана.
Энтомологическое обозрение 53 (3): 1973 (1974). [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Trachyderini Dupont, 1836
Genus: Anoplistes Audinet-Serville, 1833
Species: Anoplistes galusoi (Kostin, 1974)