Chlorophorus elaeagni Plavilstshikov, 1956,

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: 71

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Chlorophorus elaeagni Plavilstshikov, 1956


Chlorophorus elaeagni Plavilstshikov, 1956 

Material examined.

Almaty Region: 13 km W of Szonży [ Шонжы] (43°32'N, 79°17'E), 731 m a.s.l., 12 V 2017 (I 2018 ex cult.) 1♀, from Elaeagnus angustifolia  , leg. KL; 5 km N of Karashota [ Каражота] (43°41'N, 78°09'E), 492 m a.s.l., 3 VI 2017, 3♂♂, leg. LK; 1♂, leg. WTS; Kyzylorda Region: Tartogay env. [ Тартогай] (44°25'N, 66°13'E), 135 m a.s.l., 7 VI 2017, 3♂♂, leg. WTS; 2♂♂, leg. LK; 3♂♂, leg. MW.


This species is distributed from the Caucasus to Central Asia ( Danilevsky 2018a). It was discussed in a previous paper concerning the longhorn beetles of Tajikistan ( Kadyrov et al. 2016).

Chlorophorus elaeagni  is a rather common species in southern Kazakhstan, where it mainly occurs in tugay habitats. Although the specimens were collected on sites that were located near river banks in rather different habitats, there was always a large share of Elaeagnus angustifolia  , which seems to be the main host plant for this species. In the environs of Karashota, during a hot (30 °C) and sunny afternoon, the specimens were observed on a flood barrier formed from old branches and boughs primarily of oleasters Elaeagnus  (Fig. 10B). Single males were flying to accumulated wood from time to time and started to actively run after landing. This period seemed to be the beginning of the occurrence of this species in nature. On this plot, Ch. elaeagni  occurred sympatrically with Turanium scabrum  , which was swarming at that time. Additionally, on a bank of the Syr Darya River in a locality near Tartogay, several males were observed during a scorching (35 °C) day on blossoming tamarisks Tamarix  (Fig. 10C) in the same habitat as Anoplistes jacobsoni  (Fig. 11D) at the peak of its occurrence.