Anoplodera (Anoploderomorpha) cyanea (Gebler, 1832)

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI

Anoplodera cyanea
[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Anoplodera (Leptura) cyanea, a common species occuring in North-East Asia (Russian Far East, North China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia), has been described from East Siberia as Leptura cyanea by Friedrich August Gebler in 1832 [▽]. This taxon, ecologically associated with deciduous forests, belongs to relict fauna prevalent in the Tertiary period. A. cyanea larvae develop in decaying wood of deciduous trees. Pupation in wood after the second overwintering, life-cycle two years. Adults, active from June to August, are diurnal and anthophilous [✧][❖].

Body length:♂♂ 10 - 13 mm / ♀♀ 10.5 - 15 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Ulmus, Betula, Acer, Quercus, etc.)
Distribution:Russia, China, Japan, Mongolia, Taiwan

Depicted beetle was collected at Listvennichnaya (Лиственничная) river under Kamenystyi (Каменистый) creek estuary (N43°35′47″ E131°21′53″; 400 m a.s.l, Borisovskoye Plateau, South of Primorsky krai, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia) on May 30, 2019.

Collected by Kirill V. Makarov

Gebler F.A.:
Notice sur les Coléoptères qui se trouvent dans le district des mines de Nertschinsk, dans la Sibérie orientale, avec la description de quelques espèces nouvelles.
Nouveaux Mémoires de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou (8) 2: 25-78, 1832. [download pdf icon]

Cherepanov A.I.:
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 1 - Prioninae, Disteniinae, Lepturinae, Aseminae.
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi: 304pp [pages 353-358], 1988. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [pages 258-259], 2014. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1804
GenusAnoplodera Mulsant, 1839
SubgenusAnoploderomorpha Pic, 1901
SpeciesAnoplodera (Anoploderomorpha) cyanea (Gebler, 1832)