Stictoleptura (Stictoleptura) cardinalis (K. Daniel & J. Daniel, 1898)
[= Leptura cardinalis K. Daniel & J. Daniel, 1898]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Stictoleptura cardinalis
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Stictoleptura cardinalis, a not often collected species occuring in Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan), has been described from Kulob/Кӯлоб environs (Tajikistan) as Leptura cardinalis by Karl Daniel and Josef Daniel in 1898 [✧]. S. cardinalis larvae develop in decaying wood of deciduous trees, pupation in wood during early summer. Life-cycle probably 3 years. Adults, active from June to August, are diurnal and anthophilous [❖].

Body length:♂♂ 12 - 17 mm / ♀♀ 15 - 19 mm
Life cycle:probably 3 years
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:decaying wood of deciduous trees (Betula, Salix, Populus, Acer, Juglans)
Distribution:Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

The depicted male beetle was collected in Surmatash Nature Reserve (N39°51′52″ E72°05′02″; 1640 m a.s.l., Kadamjay district, Batken province, Kyrgyzstan) on July 7, 2021.

Collected by Walter Grosser

Daniel K. and Daniel J.:
Zwanzig neue Arten aus dem paläarktischen Faunengebiet.
Coleopteren-Studien 2 (7): 61-82, München, Druck C. Wolf & Sohn, 1898. [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
GenusStictoleptura Casey, 1924
SubgenusStictoleptura Casey, 1924
SpeciesStictoleptura (Stictoleptura) cardinalis (K. Daniel & J. Daniel, 1898)