Acmaeops angusticollis (Gebler, 1833)
[= Euracmaeops angusticollis (Gebler, 1833)]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: CARILIINI

Euracmaeops angusticollis
[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov,]

Acmaeops angusticollis, a common species of Siberian taiga forests, extends on the western edge of its distribution area as the rarity to Poland (Białowieża Forest) and Belarus. However, it can be said that A. angusticollis is a very rare and sporadically recorded species west of the Urals, with a center of occurrence in the Northeast Eurasia. The larvae develop under the bark of stems and branches of dead conifers (mostly in Pinus spp., rarely in spruce Picea abies). Before pupation, the larva makes a pupal cell in the wood under the bark, life cycle is at least 2 years. Adults, diurnal and anthophilous, are active from June to August [▽].

Body length:♂♂ 5.9 - 8.6 mm / ♀♀ 6 - 8.8 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:June - August, in Poland mainly in June
Host plant:conifers (Pinus, Picea)
Distribution:from Poland in the west to Siberia, northern China, North Korea and Sakhalin in the east

The depicted beetles were collected on flowers in the middle course of the river Rogatka (Рогатка) at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Sakhalin oblast, Sakhalin, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia) on July 18, 2011.

Collected by Kirill V. Makarov

Cherepanov A.I.:
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 1 - Prioninae, Disteniinae, Lepturinae, Aseminae.
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi: 304pp [pages 212-217], 1988. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [page 147], 2014. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusCariliini Zamoroka, 2022
GenusAcmaeops LeConte in Agassiz, 1850
SpeciesAcmaeops angusticollis (Gebler, 1833)