Acalolepta seunghwani, a North-East Asian species occuring in Russian Far East, Korean peninsula and North China,
has been described from Mt. Myeongseong-san (Sudogwon region of South Korea) by Mikhail L. Danilevsky in 2013 [▽]. A. seunghwani replaces in
Korea and continental Russia its sister taxon Acalolepta luxuriosa (Bates, 1873), distributed in Japan, Sakhalin and Kuril Islands.
The species has probably similar biology to A. luxuriosa, in Korea was observed on Aralia elata [▽]. Only currently known Russian locality is Mount Litovka
and its environs in Primorsky krai.
|Body length:||17 - 36 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 years|
|Adults in:||June - September|
|Host plant:||Aralia elata|
|Distribution:||Korean peninsula, North China, Russian Far East (Primorsky krai)|
The depicted male beetle (paratype) was collected in environs of ski base under summit of Mount Litovka/Falaza (Литовка/Фалаза)
(N43°07′30″ E132°47′44″); 480 m a.s.l., 5 km S Anisimovka, Shkotovsky district, Primorsky krai, Far Eastern federal district, Russia) on August 15, 2013.
Collected by K.M. Prokopenko
Six new Longicorn (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) taxa from Russia and adjacent countries.
Humanity space - International almanac 2 (Supplement 2): 28-41, 2013.