First report of Trichoferus campestris in Latvia
In August 2020, a single male specimen of Trichoferus campestris (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A2 List) was caught in Daugavpils, Latvia. This insect was observed flying in the evening. Considering that there are no ports, customs services, or airports near this location, it is considered that the caught specimen was living nearby, probably in a cemetery where many large trees are planted. It is concluded that studies should be conducted to determine the spread and behaviour of this insect species in Latvia, as well as in neighbouring countries.
The situation of Trichoferus campestris in Latvia can be described as follows: Present, at low prevalence (only 1 male specimen caught in Daugavpils).
Janovska M (2020) The first record of Trichoferus campestris (Faldermann, 1835) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Latvia. Baltic Journal of Coleopterology 20(2), 207-210.