Chlorophorus elaeagni Plavilstshikov, 1956

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI
Chlorophorus elaeagni
[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Chlorophorus elaeagni is distributed from the Caucasus to Central Asia where it mainly inhabits floodplains and riparian forests (tugay). The larvae develop in the dead wood of various deciduous trees (e.g. Elaeagnus, Halimodendron, Caragana, Robinia). The life cycle usually takes two years with pupation in spring and early summer. The adults, active from April to July, are diurnal and anthophilous [✧].

Body length:8 - 15 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees and shrubs
Distribution:Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

The mounted male beetle (10 mm) was collected in Elton (Эльтон) village environs (Pallasovsky district, Volgograd oblast, Southern Federal District, Russia). The living specimen was reared from larva found in dead Elaeagnus collected by our friend Karel Hodek in Lepsy (Лепсі) village environs (Sarkand District, Almaty Region, SE Kazakhstan).

Kadyrov A.K., Karpiński L., Szczepański W. T., Taszakowski A. & Walczak M.:
New data on distribution, biology, and ecology of longhorn beetles from the area of west Tajikistan (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
ZooKeys 606: 41-64, 2016. [download pdf icon]

Chlorophorus elaeagni
Chlorophorus elaeagni
Chlorophorus elaeagni
[Photo © Karel Hodek]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusChlorophorus Chevrolat, 1863
SpeciesChlorophorus elaeagni Plavilstshikov, 1956