Aegosoma ivanovi Danilevsky, 2011

Subfamilia: PRIONINAE  /  Tribus: AEGOSOMATINI
Aegosoma ivanovi
[Photo © Sergey N. Ivanov]

Aegosoma ivanovi, a species known so far only from Russian Far East (but probably also occurring in adjacent areas of China and North Korea), has been described from Merkushovka (Меркушёвка) village environs by Mikhail Leontievich Danilevsky in 2011 [✱]. The biology of the species is not yet known, but it will probably be analogous to related taxa of the genus Aegosoma (i.e. several years of larval development in dead wood, especially deciduous but also coniferous trees). Adults are often attracted by light (type locality) in July and early August [✮].

Body length:♂♂ 35.5 - 46 mm / ♀♀ 38 - 45 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:July - August
Host plant:probably polyphagous in deciduous/coniferous trees
Distribution:Russian Far East (Primorsky Krai)

The depicted mounted specimens (paratypes; 45-46 mm) were attracted to light in forests 3 km E Merkushovka (Меркушёвка) village (N44°22′23″ E132°50′34″; ca 160 m a.s.l., Chernigovsky District, Primorsky Krai, Far Eastern federal district, Russia) on July 28-30, 2011.

Collected by Sergey N. Ivanov

Danilevsky M.L.:
A new species of the genus Aegosoma Audinet-Serville, 1832 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from the Russian Far East with the notes on allied species.
Far Eastern Entomologist 238: 1-10, 2011. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow 1: 522pp [pages 36-37], 2014. [download pdf icon]

Do C.:
Genus Aegosoma Audinet-Serville, 1832, with description of a new species from Vietnam (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Prioninae).
Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 18: 233-237, 2015. [download pdf icon]

Aegosoma ivanovi
[Photo © Sergey N. Ivanov]

SubfamiliaPrioninae Latreille, 1802
TribusAegosomatini Thomson, 1861
GenusAegosoma Audinet-Serville, 1832
SpeciesAegosoma ivanovi Danilevsky, 2011