Pidonia (Pseudopidonia) amurensis Pic, 1900

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: PIDONIINI
Pidonia amurensis
[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Pidonia amurensis, a common flower-visitor occuring in deciduous/mixed forests of Russian Far East, China, and Korea, has been described from East Siberia by Maurice Pic in 1900 [❖]. Larvae of P. amurensis develop under the bark of dead roots of deciduous trees. Mature larvae leave the roots and pupate in pupal cells created in the soil, life-cycle 2 years. Adults, active from June to July, are diurnal and anthophilous [✧][❖].

Body length:♂♂ 6.0 - 11.0 mm / ♀♀ 8.0 - 11.5 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:June - July
Host plant:polyphagous in roots of deciduous trees (prefers Salix, but also in Prunus maackii, Alnus, Acer, Populus etc.)
Distribution:Russia (Far East), North China, and Korea

Depicted male beetle (7.7 mm) was collected at Listvennichnaya (Лиственничная) river under of Kamenystyi (Каменистый) creek estuary (N43°35′47″ E131°21′53″; 400 m a.s.l, Borisovskoye Plateau, South of Primorsky krai, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia) on May 30, 2019.

Collected by Kirill V. Makarov

Pic M.:
Contribution à l'étude des Longicornes.
L'Échange, Revue Linnéenne 16 (191): 81-83, 1900. [download pdf icon]

Cherepanov A.I.:
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 1 - Prioninae, Disteniinae, Lepturinae, Aseminae.
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi: 304pp [pages 275-279], 1988. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Col., Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [page 211-212], 2014. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusPidoniini Zamoroka, 2022
GenusPidonia Mulsant, 1863
SubgenusPseudopidonia Pic, 1900
SpeciesPidonia (Pseudopidonia) amurensis Pic, 1900