Oberea ruficeps ruficeps Fischer von Waldheim, 1842,

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: 98-99

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.805.29660

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scientific name

Oberea ruficeps ruficeps Fischer von Waldheim, 1842
status

 

Oberea ruficeps ruficeps Fischer von Waldheim, 1842  Fig. 5H, I

Material examined.

Kyzylorda Region: Tartogay env. [ Тартогай] (44°25'N, 66°13'E), 135 m a.s.l., 7 VI 2017, 1♂, leg. WTS; Almaty Region: 25 km SW of Kalinino [ Басши] (43°53'N, 78°34'E), 691 m a.s.l., 13 VI 2017, 1♀, leg. MB, coll. LK.

Remarks.

The nominotypical subspecies is distributed in Kyrgizstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, western Siberia and northwestern China. The second subspecies - O. ruficeps muchei  Breuning, 1981 - is only known from Tajikistan ( Danilevsky 2018a). The larvae probably develop in the stems and roots of plants of the genus Euphorbia  .

This is a rarely collected species in Kazakhstan, where it is usually observed in tugay habitats. Ishkov and Kadyrbekov (2004) recorded this taxon, inter alia, in the Karatal and Ili River valleys.

In the environs of Tartogay, O. ruficeps  was observed on a rather dry and salty bank of the Syr Darya River, which was mostly overgrown by Elaeagnus  , Tamarix  and Halimodendron  (Fig. 10D). In the second locality, the species was found in a rather humid habitat near a small steam. The imagines were observed in flight in both cases; however, any Euphorbia  species were not noticed on these plots.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cerambycidae

Genus

Oberea