Leptura (Leptura) annularis Fabricius, 1801
[= Strangalia arcuata (Panzer, 1793)]
[= Leptura arcuata Panzer, 1793]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Leptura annularis
[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Leptura annularis annularis, a species occuring in forest zone of almost entire temperate Palaearctics from Atlantic to Pacific coast, is not a common species in the Central Europe. Its larvae develop in the decaying wood of deciduous trees with at least 2 years long life-cycle. Adults, active from June to August, are diurnal and anthophilous [▽].

Body length:♂♂ 12 - 18 mm / ♀♀ 15 - 23 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Alnus, Corylus, Salix, Populus, Betula, Tilia, Quercus, Acer, Padus etc.)
Distribution:temperate Palaearctics (Europe, Siberia, Far East, China, Kazakhstan, Korea, Mongolia)

The depicted mounted beetles were collected in Kedrovaya Pad Nature Reserve 10 km SSE of Barabash (N43°05′56″ E131°33′29″; Khasansky district, South of Primorsky krai, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia) on June 2, 2019. The living male was photographed in Laax environs (Surselva district, Graubünden canton, Switzerland) on July 7, 2016. The living female was photographed in Rohrmoos-Untertal environs (Liezen district, Styria, Austria) on August 3, 2018.

Collected by Kirill V. Makarov and Daniel Rydzi

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [pages 322-323], 2014.
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Robert Rossa R., Goczał J., Pawliczek B., Ohbayashi N.:
Hind wing variation in Leptura annularis complex among European and Asiatic populations (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
ZooKeys 724: 31–42, 2017. [download pdf icon]

Leptura annularis
Leptura (Leptura) annularis annularis[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

Leptura annularis
Leptura (Leptura) annularis annularis[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1804
GenusLeptura Linnaeus, 1758
SubgenusLeptura Linnaeus, 1758
SpeciesLeptura (Leptura) annularis Fabricius, 1801