Molorchus schmidti Ganglbauer, 1883,

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: 75-76

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Molorchus schmidti Ganglbauer, 1883


Molorchus schmidti Ganglbauer, 1883  Fig. 4C

Material examined.

East Kazakhstan Region: Aynabulak [ Aынабyлa қ] ad Zaysan [ Зайсан] (47°33'N, 85°03'E), 508 m a.s.l., 7 V 2017 (25 V 2017, ex cult.) 2♂♂, 2♀♀, from Elaeagnus angustifolia  , leg. RP; Almaty Region: 13 km W of Szonży [ Шонжы] (43°32'N, 79°17'E), 731 m a.s.l., 12 V 2017 (XI 2017, ex cult.) 1♀, from E. angustifolia  , leg. KL.


This species is distributed from Eastern Europe to Central Asia ( Sama 2002, Danilevsky 2018a). The larvae develop in various deciduous trees and shrubs, e.g. Salix  , Elaeagnus  , Cerasus  , Populus  , Malus  , Prunus  ( Sama 2002). In Kazakhstan, it also develops in wood of plants such as Halimodendron  , Hippophae  and Rosa  ( Ishkov and Kadyrbekov 2004). The imagines are active from the second half of April to the end of June and can be found on their host plants ( Sama 2002).

Several specimens were reared from the twigs of Elaeagnus angustifolia  .