Stenocorus (Stenocorus) amurensis (Kraatz, 1879)
[= Toxotus amurensis Kraatz, 1879]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: STENOCORINI
Stenocorus amurensis
[Photo © Lech Kruszelnicki]

Stenocorus amurensis, a species known from Far East, has been described from East Siberia as Toxotus amurensis by Gustav Kraatz in 1879 [▽]. The species, which is close to European Stenocorus (Stenocorus) meridianus (Linnaeus, 1758), has also similar bionomy. Larvae of this broadly polyphagous species develop under bark of roots of dead deciduous trees. Pupation in pupal cells in soil close to roots after third winter of larval development. Adults, active from early June to end of July, are typical flowers vistors [❖].

Body length:♂♂ 12 - 23 mm / ♀♀ 17 - 27 mm
Life cycle:3 years
Adults in:June - July
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Quercus, Acer, Ulmus, Juglans, Salix, Prunus)
Distribution:Far East Russia, Korea and China

The depicted beetles were collected in Anisimovka (Анисимовка) village environs (300 m a.s.l., Shkotovsky district, Primorsky krai, Russia) on June 21, 2014.

Collected by Miloš Machálik

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]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow 1: 522pp [page 96], 2014. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusStenocorini Thomson, 1861
GenusStenocorus Fabricius, 1775
SubgenusStenocorus Fabricius, 1775
SpeciesStenocorus (Stenocorus) amurensis (Kraatz, 1879)