Grammoptera (Grammoptera) gracilis Brancsik, 1914

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Grammoptera gracilis

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

Grammoptera gracilis inhabits deciduous forests of North-East Asia (Russian Far East, NE China, Korea). Its larvae develop under the bark of dead branches or thin trunks of deciduous trees (prefer Euonymus, but also in Viburnum, Tilia, Phellodendron, Maakia, Fraxinus, Pyrus, Malus, Juglans, Carpinus, etc.). Life-cycle two years. Adults, active from May to July, are diurnal and anthophilous [✧][❖].

Body length:♂♂ 4.8 - 5.9 mm / ♀♀ 5.2 - 6.5 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees and shrubs
Distribution:Russian Far East, NE China, Korea

The depicted male beetle (4.5 mm) was collected using window traps in forest at Kedrovaya (р. Кедровая) river (N43°05′57″ E131°33′10″; Kedrovaya Pad/Кедро́вая Падь Nature Reserve, 11 km SSE of Barabash, Khasansky district, South of Primorsky krai, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia) on June 1-5, 2019.

Collected by Kirill V. Makarov

Cherepanov A.I.:
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 1 - Prioninae, Disteniinae, Lepturinae, Aseminae.
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi: 304pp [pages 304-309], 1988. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [pages 222-223], 2014. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1802
GenusGrammoptera Dejean, 1835
SubgenusGrammoptera Dejean, 1835
SpeciesGrammoptera (Grammoptera) gracilis Brancsik, 1914