Stenocorus (Stenocorus) vittatus (Fischer von Waldheim, 1842)
[= Toxotus obliquus Motschulsky, 1845]
[= Toxotus suworowi Reitter, 1907]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: STENOCORINI
Stenocorus vittatus

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing Michal Hoskovec]

Stenocorus vittatus, a species occuring in Kazakhstan and NW China, has been described by Gotthelf Fischer Von Waldheim in 1842 [✧]. Species' larval biology is unknown, but the mass abundance of adults on mountain meadows with the absolute absence of shrubs and trees suggests a connection between the larvae and the roots of herbaceous plants. Adults, active in June and July (peak in the first half of June), are diurnal and anthophilous [❖].

Body length:♂♂ 12 - 18 mm / ♀♀ 16 - 20 mm
Life cycle:unknown
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:probably in roots of herbaceous plants
Distribution:Kazakhstan, NW China

The depicted beetle was collected in Kora river environs (2700 m a.s.l, Dzungarian Alatau, Almaty Region, SE Kazakhstan) on July 7-9, 2018.

Collected by S.Dementiev

Fischer Von Waldheim G.:
Catalogus Coleopterorum in Siberia orientali a cel. Gregorio Silide Karelin collectorum.
Moscou, 28pp, 1842. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [page 102], 2014. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusStenocorini Thomson, 1861
GenusStenocorus Fabricius, 1775
SubgenusStenocorus Fabricius, 1775
SpeciesStenocorus (Stenocorus) vittatus (Fischer von Waldheim, 1842)