Chlorophorus (Immaculatus) faldermanni (Faldermann, 1837),

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: 48-49

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Chlorophorus (Immaculatus) faldermanni (Faldermann, 1837)


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Cerambycidae

Chlorophorus (Immaculatus) faldermanni (Faldermann, 1837)  Fig. 2D, E

Material examined.

Region of Republican Subordination, Shahrinav env. ( Шаxринав), on the flowers of Tamarix  sp. and on Apiaceae  (38°36'N, 68°19'E), 868 m, 2 VII 2014, 2♂♂, 1♀, leg. WTS; 1♂, 2♀♀, leg. MW; 1♂, leg. AT.

This species is distributed in the Caucasus, the Far East, Central Asia, and Oriental region ( Danilevsky 2016). It occurs in valleys as well as in mountain areas up to 2500 m. Like the previous species, it is rather common in a tugay habitat. It is polyphagous on deciduous trees, mostly on poplars and willows ( Kadyrov 2007), although it also inhabits tamarisks Tamarix  , oleasters Eleagnus  , elms Ulmus  and pears Pirus  ( Švácha and Danilevsky 1988, Shapovalov 2012). Furthermore, its larvae also develop in wooden structures, which makes Chlorophorus faldermanni  one of the most serious pests of timber in Central Asia. Its life cycle lasts one or two years. Its flight period is from May to September ( Švácha and Danilevsky 1988, Kadyrov 2007). The adults frequently visit flowers, especially Apiaceae  ( Kadyrov 2007).

This species was observed sympatrically with Chlorophorus elaeagni  on blossoming tamarisks ( Tamarix  spp.) (Fig. 4G).