Turkaromia pruinosa (Reitter, 1903)
[= Aromia pruinosa Reitter, 1903]
[= Tomentaromia pruinosa (Reitter, 1903)]


Turkaromia pruinosa
[Photo © David Navrátil]

Genus Turkaromia, separated from Aromia by Danilevsky in 1993 [★], includes two species - Turkaromia pruinosa described by Edmund Reitter as Aromia pruinosa in 1903 [❖], and T. gromenkoi described by Mikhail Danilevsky in 2000 [✧]. Both taxa are distributed in the Central Asian region and Turkaromia pruinosa also in adjacent Xinjiang province of China.

Body length:24 - 30 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:unknown
Distribution:China, Kazakhstan

The depicted beetles were collected in Zharkent city environs (550 m a.d.l., Almatinskaya area, Kazakhstan) on June 21-22, 2018.

Collected by S. Dementiev

Danilevsky M.L.:
Taxonomic and zoogeographical notes on the family Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) of Russia and adjacent regions (for 1992).
Russian Entomological Journal 1 (2): 37–39, 1993. [download pdf icon]

Reitter E.:
Vier neue Coleopteren der palaearctischen Fauna.
Wiener Entomologische Zeitung 22 (9): 231-233, 1903. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
New and little known Cerambycidae from central Asia (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Lambillionea 100 (2): 289-294, 2000. [download pdf icon]

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]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusCallichromatini Blanchard, 1845
GenusTurkaromia Danilevsky, 1993
SpeciesTurkaromia pruinosa (Reitter, 1903)