Thursday, May 31, 2012

Albizia Stem Borer Beetle (Xystrocera festiva), Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This beetle is from the family of Cerambycidae under genus of  Xystrocera . The scientific name for this species is Xystrocera festiva (J. Thomson, 1860) .




This longhorned beetle has brown back ground color of its body. The pronotum has metallic green rings that separating protonum from elytra and head. The elytra has metallic green stripes along the elytra down from base to tip. The size of the body is about 25mm long.

This stem borer beetle is known to be the major pest for leguminous trees including Acacia mangium, Albizia spp., Coffea spp., Pithecolobium spp., Theobroma spp. and Paraserianthes falcataria (ID: Batang Sengon). It bores into large branches and trunks of trees causing losses in the value of the timber, weakening of trunks and limbs, as well as providing opportunities for secondary invasives. In some areas it has a detrimental impact on the establishment of single host species plantations.


Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Coleoptera - Beetles
Suborder : Polyphaga - Water, Rove, Scarab, Longhorn, Leaf and Snout Beetles
Superfamily : Chrysomeloidea - Long-horned and Leaf Beetles
Family : Cerambycidae - Longhorned Beetles
Genus: Xystrocera
Species name:  Xystrocera festiva   - J. Thomson, 1860

References:
http://eol.org/pages/121465/overview
http://www.fao.org/docrep/012/al008e/al008e00.pdf
http://www.cerambycoidea.com/titles/endangfarikhah2010.pdf



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