Xylotrechus rusticus Linnaeus, 1758
Common names: Gray tiger longicorn [En], Clyte rustique [Fr], Dunkle Holzklafterbock, Grauer Espenbock [De]
Güngörmez, ERZURUM ● Turkey
Description: The body length is 9 - 21 mm. The pronotum and elytra are dark brown, with small whitish or yellowish hairs, forming lines, including 2 bands on the sides of pronotum.
The elytra have small dots forming 3 transversal fascia.
The pronotum is very convex, shortened in front, and larger on the basal third. w
Biology: The life cycle take 2 years. Adults can be seen from May to September, with a peak in June-July. The species is polyphagous in deciduous trees (especially in Populus, also in Fagus, Salix, Betula, Acer, Tilia etc.)
Habitat: On fallen trees or logs, specially on Poplars (like here).
Distribution: From Europe to Near East , Turkey, Caucasia, Sinai Peninsula (Egypt), Arabian peninsula, up to North-East China and North Africa.
Cerambycidae, Longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae, Coleoptera) of the West Palaearctic Region
Sama G., 2013. Fauna Europaea: Cerambycidae. In: Audisio, P. (Ed), Fauna Europaea: Coleoptera 2.