Chlorophorus (Immaculatus) elaeagni Plavilstshikov, 1956

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

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Chlorophorus (Immaculatus) elaeagni Plavilstshikov, 1956


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Cerambycidae

Chlorophorus (Immaculatus) elaeagni Plavilstshikov, 1956   Fig. 2G, H

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, 1♂, leg. LK; 2 VII 2014, 5♂♂, 2♀♀, leg. MW; 1♀, leg. AT.

Khatlon Region, Garavuti env. [ Ғаравӯтӣ], on the flowers of Tamarix   sp. (37°35'N, 68°31'E), 356 m, 24 VI 2014, 2♂♂, leg. WTS; 2♂♂, leg. MW.

This species is distributed from the Caucasus to Central Asia ( Danilevsky 2016) where it mainly inhabits floodplains and riparian forests (tugay) (Fig. 4F, G). The larvae feed on the dead wood of various deciduous trees. They were recorded inter alia on Elaeagnus   , Halimodendron   , Caragana   , and Robinia   . The life cycle of this species usually takes two years with pupation in spring and early summer. The adults feed on various flowers from April to July ( Svácha and Danilevsky 1988, Kaliuzhnaja et al. 2000, Kadyrbekov and Tleppaeva 2004).