Xylotrechus (Xylotrechus) stebbingi Gahan, 1906,

Kadyrov, Abdysalom Kh., Karpinski, Lech, Szczepanski, Wojciech T., Taszakowski, Artur & Walczak, Marcin, 2016, New data on distribution, biology, and ecology of longhorn beetles from the area of west Tajikistan (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae), ZooKeys 606, pp. 41-64: 47-48

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Xylotrechus (Xylotrechus) stebbingi Gahan, 1906


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Cerambycidae

Xylotrechus (Xylotrechus) stebbingi Gahan, 1906  Fig. 2F

Material examined.

Region of Republican Subordination, Arykboshi [ Aрыкбошй], on the wood piles of Juglans  sp. (38°34'N, 69°04'E), 906 m, 28 VI 2014, 2♂♂, 3♀♀, leg. WTS; 2 VII 2014, 3♂♂, 2♀♀, leg. LK.; 28 VI 2014, at light 1♂ leg. LK.

Khatlon Region, Чаврок, N of Kangurt, at light (38°18'N, 69°32'E), 1217 m, 5 VII 2014, 1♂, 1♀, leg. LK.

This is a widely distributed species, whose origin is not clear ( Cocquempot and Lindelöw 2010). It probably originally came from the region of northern India (Himalayas, Tibet). In recent years, this invasive species has spread to and become acclimated in the Middle East, the Mediterranean region ( Sama 2002), and possibly in Central Asia. In Europe, it was recorded for the first time in Italy in 1990 ( Dioli and Viganò 1990). The larvae are polyphagous on broad-leaved trees. Its life cycle lasts two years. Adults are usually encountered between May and November ( Sama 2002, Ali et al. 2015).

It was observed that this species appears to be strongly synanthropic in Tajikistan: adults were found in various anthropogenic environments such as backyards and orchards, where they willingly flew to artificial light sources.