Leptura latipennis, an East-Palaearctic species occuring in Russia (Sakhalin, Kuril Islands) and Japan, has been described as Strangalia latipennis from Japan (Hokkaido and Honshu) by
Masaki Matsushita in 1933 [▽]. L. latipennis larvae develop in the decaying wood of various deciduous and coniferous trees. Pupation in wood in spring and early summer, life-cycle 2 years.
Adults, active from July to September, are diurnal and anthophilous [❖][✧].
|Body length:||♂♂ 16 - 20 mm / ♀♀ 17 - 23 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 years|
|Adults in:||July - September (Kunashir)|
|Host plant:||polyphagous in both deciduous and coniferous trees (Alnus, Fagus, Betula, Abies)|
|Distribution:||Russia (Sakhalin, Kunashir - Kuril Islands), Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu)|
The depicted male beetle (18 mm) was collected on South slope of Alokhin Cape (Mыс Алёхина, (N43°55′30″ E145°32′44″; 104 m a.s.l.,
Kurils Nature Reserve, Kunashir/Кунаши́р island, Kuril Islands, Yuzhno-Kurilsky district, Sakhalin region, Russia) on August 22, 2009.
Collected by A. Zaitsev
Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Cerambyciden des japanischen Reichs.
Journal of the Faculty of Agronomy of Hokkaido Imperial University, Sapporo 34 (2): i-ix + 157-445, 1933.
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 1 - Prioninae, Disteniinae, Lepturinae, Aseminae.
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi: 304pp [pages 510-515], 1988.
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [page 321], 2014.