Cleroclytus semirufus collaris Jakovlev, 1885,

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: 81

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Cleroclytus semirufus collaris Jakovlev, 1885


Cleroclytus semirufus collaris Jakovlev, 1885  Fig. 3 I–K

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Almaty Region: Kabanbay [ Қабaнбaй] (45°50'N, 80°37'E), 661 m a.s.l., 8 V 2017, 1♂ (at light), leg. GT, coll. RP; 7 km W of Kabanbay [ Қабaнбaй] (45°48'N, 80°31'E), 720 m a.s.l., 9 V 2017, 3♂♂, 2♀♀, leg. RP; 12♂♂, 29♀♀, leg. JH; 2♂♂, 4♀♀, leg. KL; 13 km W of Szonży [ Шонжы] (43°32'N, 79°17'E), 730 m a.s.l., 12 V 2017 (9-30 XI 2017, ex cult.) 2♂♂, 6♀♀, from Berberis vulgaris  , leg. RP; (I 2018, ex cult.) 1♀, from Fraxinus sogdiana  , leg. JH; (XII 2017, ex cult.) 1♂, 1♀, from Elaeagnus angustifolia  , leg. KL; Kapchagay [ Қапшағай] (43°52'N, 77°03'E), 610 m a.s.l., 1 V 2017 ( IX–X 2017, ex cult.) 1♂, 4♀♀, from Acer  sp., leg. JH; East Kazakhstan Region: 20 km NW of Zaysan [ Зайсан] (47°34'N, 84°39'E), 453 m a.s.l., 6 V 2017, 1♀, leg. JH; Aynabulak [ Aынабyлa қ] ad Zaysan [ Зайсан] (47°33'N, 85°03'E), 508 m a.s.l., 7 V 2017 (26 IX– 17 X 2017, ex cult.) 13♂♂, 9♀♀, from E. angustifolia  , leg. RP.


Cleroclytus semirufus  is distributed from Central Asia and Afghanistan to Mongolia and northwestern China. Three subspecies have been described to date: C. s. semirufus  Kraatz, 1884, C. s. collaris  Jakovlev, 1885 and C. s. savitsky  Lazarev, 2014. The subspecies discussed here is known to occur in Afghanistan, Kirgizia, Kazakhstan and the Xinjiang region in China ( Danilevsky 2001a, 2018a). According to the literature, it inhabits various habitats such as mountain and submountain forests ( Plavilstshikov 1940), steppes ( Kadyrbekov and Tleppaeva 1997) and tugay forests ( Borissova 2018). The species is strongly polyphagous; its larvae develop in the twigs, inter alia, of Salix  , Populus  and Rosa  ( Kadyrbekov and Tleppaeva 1997, Ishkov and Kadyrbekov 2004). The imagines are active from May to July and can be found on their host plants as well as on various blossoming plant species ( Plavilstshikov 1940).

Numerous individuals were collected on the flowers of the hoary cress Lepidium draba  (Fig. 12E). Additionally, many specimens were reared from the inhabited material of various plant species: Berberis vulgaris  (Fig. 12F), Fraxinus sogdiana  , Elaeagnus angustifolia  and Acer  sp. The wood collected in Aynabulak turned out to be sympatrically infested with the larvae of two rather rare Bostrichidae  species (det. et coll. J. Borowski): Enneadesmus scopini  (Fursov, 1936) (> 30 exx.) and Lyctus turkestanicus  (Lesne, 1935) (2 exx.).