Leptura (Leptura) latipennis (Matsushita, 1933)
[= Strangalia (Strangalia) latipennis Matsushita, 1933]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI

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

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

Matsushita M.:
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. [download pdf icon]

Cherepanov A.I.:
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 1 - Prioninae, Disteniinae, Lepturinae, Aseminae.
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi: 304pp [pages 510-515], 1988. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [page 321], 2014. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1804
GenusLeptura Linnaeus, 1758
SubgenusLeptura Linnaeus, 1758
SpeciesLeptura (Leptura) latipennis (Matsushita, 1933)