Stictoleptura cardinalis, a not often collected species occuring in Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan), has been described from Kulob/Кӯлоб environs (Tajikistan) as Leptura cardinalis by Karl Daniel and Josef Daniel in 1898 [✧].
S. cardinalis larvae develop in decaying wood of deciduous trees, pupation in wood during early summer. Life-cycle probably 3 years. Adults, active from June to August, are diurnal and anthophilous [❖].
|Body length:||♂♂ 12 - 17 mm / ♀♀ 15 - 19 mm|
|Life cycle:||probably 3 years|
|Adults in:||June - August|
|Host plant:||decaying wood of deciduous trees (Betula, Salix, Populus, Acer, Juglans)|
|Distribution:||Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan|
The depicted male beetle was collected in Surmatash Nature Reserve (N39°51′52″ E72°05′02″; 1640 m a.s.l., Kadamjay district, Batken province, Kyrgyzstan) on July 7, 2021.
Collected by Walter Grosser
Daniel K. and Daniel J.:
Zwanzig neue Arten aus dem paläarktischen Faunengebiet.
Coleopteren-Studien 2 (7): 61-82, München, Druck C. Wolf & Sohn, 1898.
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [page 321], 2014.