Leptura (Noona) regalis (Bates, 1884)
[= Strangalia regalis Bates, 1884]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI

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

Leptura regalis, a massive Lepturini-tribe species occuring in Russia (Kunashir) and Japan, has ben described as Strangalia regalis from Japan (Hokkaido and Honshu) by Henry Walter Bates in 1884 [▽]. L. regalis larvae develop in the decaying wood of various conifersous trees (Picea, Pinus, Abies, Larix, Cryptomeria, Tsuga, Cupressus). Pupation in wood in spring and early summer, adults are active in June - September [❖][✧].

Body length:♂♂ 20 - 30 mm / ♀♀ 25 - 33 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:August - September (Kunashir) / June - August (Japan)
Host plant:polyphagous in coniferous trees
Distribution:Russia (Kunashir - Kuril Islands), Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu)

The depicted female beetle (30 mm) was collected using traps in Tretyakovo (Третьяково) cottage settlement environs (N43°59′05″ E145°39′29″; Valentina creek valley, Kunashir/Кунаши́р island, Kuril Islands, Yuzhno-Kurilsky district, Sakhalin region, Russia) on August 10-14, 2011.

Collected by Kirill V. Makarov

Bates H.W.:
Longicorn beetles of Japan. Additions, chiefly from the later collections of Mr. George Lewis; and notes on the synonymy, distribution, and habits on the previously known species.
The Journal of the Linnean Society of London. Zoology 18: 205-262, 1884. [download pdf icon]

Cherepanov A.I.:
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 1 - Prioninae, Disteniinae, Lepturinae, Aseminae.
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi: 304pp [pages 473-478], 1988. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [page 317], 2014. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1804
GenusLeptura Linnaeus, 1758
SubgenusNoona Sama, 2007
SpeciesLeptura (Noona) regalis (Bates, 1884)