Judolia dentatofasciata (Mannerheim, 1852)
[= Judolia parallelopipeda (Motschulsky, 1860)]
[= Leptura (Pidonia) shirarakensis Matsushita, 1911]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Judolia dentatofasciata

[Photo © Maxim Smirnov, David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing Michal Hoskovec]

Judolia dentatofasciata, a North-Eastern Palaearctic taxon occuring in Russia, China, Japan, Korea, and Mongolia, has been described from "Dauria" (Transbaikalia) as Grammoptera dentatofasciata by Carl Gustav Mannerheim in 1852 [▽]. J. dentatofasciata larvae develop in the decaying roots of various conifers (Larix, Picea, Abies, Pinus, etc.) or rarely in roots of deciduous trees (Populus, Tilia). Females lay eggs at the base of the trunks on the exposed parts of the roots. Pupation after the second overwintering in wood above soil level in early summer. Life cycle 2 years, adults often visit flowers from June to August.

Body length:♂♂ 8.0 - 12.0 mm / ♀♀ 9.5 - 15.0 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:decaying roots of both deciduous and coniferous trees (preferred)
Distribution:Russia (Northern European territory, Siberia, Far East), China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia

The mounted male beetle was collected by Maxim Smirnov in Komsomolsk Nature Reserve (Комсомольский государственный природный заповедник; Khabarovsk Krai, Far Eastern federal district, Russia) on June18, 1991. The depicted female beetles were collected in Zaisan (Зайсан) Memorial environs (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia) on July 17, 2018.

Mannerheim C.G.:
Insectes Coléoptères de la Sibérie Orientale, nouveaux ou peu connus, décrits par M. le Comte Mannerheim. Decades Tertia, Quarta et Quinta.
Bulletin de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou 25 (2) 4: 283-387, 1852. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [page 305-306], 2014. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1804
GenusJudolia Mulsant, 1863
SpeciesJudolia dentatofasciata (Mannerheim, 1852)