Trichoferus campestris (Faldermann, 1835)

Trichoferus campestris
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Trichoferus campestris, a nocturnal longhorn beetle described by Franz Faldermann from northern China in 1835, is considered an invasive and rapidly spreading species, also classified as a European quarantine organism. Originally it occurred only in Asia, but since the end of the 20th century it has spread very rapidly to the west and today it has already stabilized populations in many European countries [❖], including Czechia [✧] and Slovakia [★]. It develops in a wide range of deciduous trees, but can also attack cut conifers and sometimes even wooden buildings or wooden products (e.g. pallets).

Body length:11 - 28 mm
Life cycle:2 and more years
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Juglans, Pyrus, Betula, Populus, Ulmus, Acer and many others)
Distribution:Czechia (Moravia), Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

The depicted beetles were reared ox ovo in birch (Betula sp.) in Otrokovice (Moravia, Czechia) in 2010.

Collected by our friend Ondřej Sabol

Dascǎlu M.-M., Serafim R. & Lindelöw Å.:
Range expansion of Trichoferus campestris (Faldermann) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Europe with the confirmation of its presence in Romania.
Entomologica Fennica 24 (3): 142-146, 2013. [download pdf icon]

Sabol O.:
Trichoferus campestris (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) – nový druh tesaříka v České Republice a na Slovensku.
[ Trichoferus campestris (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) – a new species of longhorn beetle for the Cyech Republic andd Slovakia. ]
Klapalekiana 45: 199–201, 2009. [download pdf icon]

Sabol O., Puľák P., Kodada J. and Hergovits R.:
Neoclytus acuminatus (Fabricius, 1775) - první údaje o výskytu na Slovensku (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
[ Neoclytus acuminatus (Fabricius, 1775) – the first distributional records from Slovakia (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). ]
Entomofauna Carpathica 32 (1): 211-214, 2020. [download pdf icon]

Trichoferus campestris
[Photo © Tamás Németh]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusHesperophanini Mulsant, 1839
GenusTrichoferus Wollaston, 1854
SpeciesTrichoferus campestris (Faldermann, 1835)