Strangalia takeuchii Matsushita & Tamanuki, 1935

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI

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

Strangalia takeuchii, an East-Palaearctic species occuring in Russia (Kuril Islands) and Japan, has been described as Strangalia (Strangalina) takeuchii from Japan (Honshu) by Masaki Matsushita and Kôichi Tamanuki in 1935 [▽]. S. takeuchii larvae develop in the decaying wood of coniferous trees. Pupation in wood in spring and early summer, life-cycle 2 years. Adults, active from June to August, are diurnal and anthophilous [✧].

Body length:♂♂ 10 - 15 mm / ♀♀ 11 - 16 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:June - August (August in Kunashir)
Host plant:coniferous trees (Abies)
Distribution:Russia (Kunashir - Kuril Islands), Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku)

The depicted female beetle (13 mm) was collected in Tretyakovo (Третьяково) cottage settlement environs (N43°59′17″ E145°39′05″; ~30 m a.s.l., Valentina creek valley, Kurils Nature Reserve, Kunashir/Кунаши́р island, Kuril Islands, Yuzhno-Kurilsky district, Sakhalin region, Russia) on August 30, 2009.

Collected by A. Zaitsev

Matsushita M. and Tamanuki K.:
Über einige Bockkäfer Japans.
Insecta Matsumurana, Sapporo 10 (1 & 2): 1-5, 1935. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [page 335], 2014. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1804
GenusStrangalia Audinet-Serville, 1835
SpeciesStrangalia takeuchii Matsushita & Tamanuki, 1935