Leptura (Leptura) duodecimguttata Fabricius, 1801
[= Strangalia duodecimguttata (Fabricius, 1801)]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Leptura duodecimguttata
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Leptura duodecimguttata is widely distributed and common North-Asian species (Siberia, Russian Far East, Kazakhstan, China, Japan, Mongolia, Korea) ecologically associated with deciduous and mixed forests. The larvae develop in the decaying wood of many deciduous trees. Pupation in wood in spring and early summer, life-cycle 2 years. Adults, active from May to August, are diurnal and anthophilous (often can be found on Apiaceae and Rosaceae) [❖][✧].

Body length:♂♂ 10 - 15 mm / ♀♀ 12 - 16 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Alnus, Betula, Populus, Salix, Quercus, Prunus, etc.)
Distribution:Russia (Siberia, Far East), Kazakhstan, China, Japan, Mongolia, Korea

The depicted beetle was collected on flowers (Apiaceae) in Novosibirsk environs (Novosibirsk oblast, Siberian federal district, Russia) on July 7, 1989.

Collected by V. Bíža

Cherepanov A.I.:
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 1 - Prioninae, Disteniinae, Lepturinae, Aseminae.
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi: 304pp [pages 500-505], 1988. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [page 327-328], 2014. [download pdf icon]

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