Turanium (Turanium) pilosum (Reitter, 1891)

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 : 47

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Turanium (Turanium) pilosum (Reitter, 1891)


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Cerambycidae

Turanium (Turanium) pilosum (Reitter, 1891)   Fig. 1I

Material examined.

Region of Republican Subordination, Takob [ Taкoб], on a tree branch fence, (38°49'N, 68°56'E), 1850 m, 9 VII 2014, 3♂♂, 1♀, leg. WTS; 2♂♂, 1♀, leg. LK; 1♂, leg. MW; (10 II 2015, 2♀♀, ex cult. Malus sieversii   ), leg. WTS; (7-21 XII 2014, 2♀♀, ex cult. Malus sieversii   ), leg. LK; (11-21 I 2015, 2♂♂, ex cult. Malus sieversii   ), leg. MW.

This species is distributed in the countries of Central Asia and the Xinjiang region of China ( Danilevsky 2016). It inhabits the upper zone of deciduous forests and, less frequently, valleys. Although Turanium pilosum   is polyphagous on deciduous trees ( Kadyrov 2007), the larvae can also feed on conifers ( Danilevsky 2001a). The species inhabits dry twigs and stems (Fig. 4E). Its development usually takes two years with pupation in spring. The adults fly from April to August ( Danilevsky 2001a, Kadyrov 2007).

Mating of this species seems to start at the end of June. We observed adults flying into wooden components and actively moving on trunks of the wild apple tree Malus sieversii   , where they were also mating. Turanium pilosum   was recorded sympatrically with Ropalopus nadari   in the same habitat (Fig. 4D).