Aromia (genus)

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Aromia moschata (click on image to enlarge it)
Author: Udo Schmidt
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Aromia Serville, 1833

This is a small genus of long-horned beetles with 3 recognized species. They are mainly found in Asia and Europe and are of quarantine concern to countries outside their native range. The beetles breed in the trunks of live forest and fruit trees and can cause considerable damage to the trees.

Aromia bungii is native to parts of eastern Asia and has been accidentally introduced into other countries of Asia and Europe, apparently with wooden packing materials. A. moschata is native to Europe and surrounding areas, but has been intercepted in wood by quarantine in other regions.

Type species: Aromia moschata


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: