Echinocerus floralis (Pallas, 1773),

Karpinski, Lech, Szczepanski, Wojciech T., lewa, Radoslaw, Walczak, Marcin, Hilszczanski, Jacek, Kruszelnicki, Lech, Los, Krzysztof, Jaworski, Tomasz, Marek Bidas, & Tarwacki, Grzegorz, 2018, New data on the distribution, biology and ecology of the longhorn beetles from the area of South and East Kazakhstan (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae), ZooKeys 805, pp. 59-126: 72

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Echinocerus floralis (Pallas, 1773)


Echinocerus floralis (Pallas, 1773) 

Material examined.

East Kazakhstan Region: 3 km N of Taskesken [ Таскескен] (47°14'N, 80°47'E), 581 m a.s.l., 14 VI 2017, 1♂, leg. WTS; 3♂♂, 1♀, leg. LK; 15 km NW of Taskesken [ Таскескен] (47°18'N, 80°36'E), 15 VI 2017, 627 m a.s.l., 2♂♂, leg. WTS; 1♂, 1♀, leg. LK; 2♂♂, 2♀♀, leg. MW; 1♂, leg. MB; 15 km W of Tarbagatay [ Тарбагатай] (47°46'N, 81°37'E), 1072 m a.s.l., 15 VI 2017, 1♀, leg. WTS; Tarbagatay [ Тарбагатай] env. (47°47'N, 81°17'E), 964 m a.s.l., 15 VI 2017, 1♂, leg. WTS; 25 km W of Tarbagatay [ Тарбагатай] (47°50'N, 81°49'E), 878 m a.s.l., 16 VI 2017, 1♀, leg. LK; Kurshim [ Күршім] env. (48°34'N, 83°36'E), 406 m a.s.l., 17 VI 2017, 3♂♂, leg. WTS; 10 km S of Bayash Utepov [ Баяш Утепов] (49°35'N, 82°28'E), 508 m a.s.l., 25 VI 2017, 3♂♂, leg. WTS; 2♀♀, leg. LK; 1♂, leg. MW.


This widespread thermophilous species is distributed from Europe throughout Asia Minor, the Caucasus, Transcaucasia, the Middle East and Central Asia to the Xinjiang region in China ( Danilevsky 2018a). The larvae develop in the stems and roots of various herbaceous plants (e.g. Medicago  , Onobrychis  , Amaranthus  and Cornelia  , Melilotus  ) ( Cherepanov 1990b). The adults are active in June and July, when they can be frequently observed visiting flowers of various plant species ( Sama 2002).

The imagines were found in many rather dry or ruderal habitats, such as the roadside vegetation strips (Fig. 12C), hills with Rosa  and canyons at riverbanks with Caragana  and Lonicera  (Fig. 15A).