Trichoferus campestris (Faldermann, 1835),

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: 43-45

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Trichoferus campestris (Faldermann, 1835)


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Cerambycidae

Trichoferus campestris (Faldermann, 1835)  Fig. 1C

Material examined.

Dushanbe env. [ Душанбе], an orchard, on Salix  sp. (38°33'N, 68°54'E), 920 m, 29 VI 2014, 1♂, 1♀, leg. MW.

Region of Republican Subordination, Arykboshi [ Aрыкбошй], a suburban area, at light (38°34'N, 69°04'E), 906 m, 28 VI 2014, 1♂, leg. LK.

Region of Republican Subordination, Tojikobod ( Точикобод), an orchard, at light (39°05'N, 70°51'E), 2223 m, 13 VII 2014, 1♀, leg. LK.

Trichoferus campestris  is considered an invasive species, which has rapidly increased its range in recent years. Its presence in Europe has recently been confirmed inter alia in Romania (2003) ( Dascălu and Serafim 2011), the Czech Republic (2006), Slovakia (2007) ( Sabol 2009), and Poland (2009) ( Kruszelnicki 2010). However, the species appears to be native to China, Japan, the Korean peninsula, Mongolia, Russia, and Central Asia, including Tajikistan ( Grebennikov et al. 2010, Dascalu et al. 2013). The larvae are polyphagous on both deciduous and coniferous trees, although the species seems to prefer light deciduous forests and especially orchards. The adults are active at night from June to August and are often attracted to artificial sources of light ( Kadyrov 2007).