Pidonia (Mumon) debilis (Kraatz, 1879)

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

Pidonia debilis, a species occuring in Russian Far East, China, and Korea, has been described from East Siberia as Grammoptera debilis by Gustav Kraatz in 1879 [▽]. P. debilis larvae develop under the bark of thin branches (up to 4 cm in diameter) of dead of freshly fallen deciduous trees. Mature larvae leave wood and pupate in pupal cells created in soil. Adults, active from June to August, are diurnal and belong among the most common flower visitors (Rosaceae, Apiaceae, Syringa) in Far East deciduous forests [✧][❖].

Body length:♂♂ 6.5 - 8.5 mm / ♀♀ 6.0 - 8.5 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (prefers Fraxinus spp. and Acer tegmentosum)
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

Kraatz G.:
Ueber die Bockkäfer Ost-Sibiriens, namentlich die von Christoph am Amur gesammelten.
Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift, Berlin 23 (1): 77-117, 1879. [download pdf icon]

Cherepanov A.I.:
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 1 - Prioninae, Disteniinae, Lepturinae, Aseminae.
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi: 304pp [pages 253-258], 1988. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [page 213], 2014. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusPidoniini Zamoroka, 2022
GenusPidonia Mulsant, 1863
SubgenusMumon Hayashi, 1968
SpeciesPidonia (Mumon) debilis (Kraatz, 1879)