Xystrocera globosa (Olivier, 1795)

Xystrocera globosa
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Xystrocera globosa, a striking Oriental longhorn beetle introduced to Arabian Peninsula, North Africa and Near East, has been described from Jakarta enviros (Indonesia) as Cerambix globosus by Guillaume-Antoine Olivier in 1795 [★].

Body length:15 - 35 mm
Life cycle:2 -3 years
Adults in:April - July
Host plant:polyphagous in broadleaf trees
Distribution:Egypt, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Oriental region and South-East Palaearctic region

Depicted mounted beetle s were collected in: ♂ - Mito environs (Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan) on June 22, 1986; ♀ - Nachal Na'aman (Na'aman River) environs (10 m a.s.l., Kirjat Bialik, Haifa district, Israel) on May 29, 2016.

Collected by Takahisa Watanabe and Oleg Pak

Olivier G.-A.:
Entomologie ou Histoire Naturelle des Insectes, avec leurs caractères génériques et spécifiques, leur description, leur synonymie et leur figure enluminée.
Coléoptères: Imprimerie de Lanneau, Paris 4: 519pp, 1795. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusXystrocerini Blanchard, 1845
GenusXystrocera Audinet-Serville, 1834
SpeciesXystrocera globosa (Olivier, 1795)