Brachyta (Brachyta) punctata (Faldermann, 1833)
ssp. lazarevi Danilevsky, 2014

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: RHAGIINI

Brachyta punctata lazarevi
[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Brachyta punctata lazarevi, a subspecies occuring in North Korea and Primorsky region of Russia, has been described from North Korea (Gô-Sui) by Mikhail Danilevsky in 2014 [✧]. The nominotypic subspecies has been described from Irkutsk (Russia) environs as Pachyta puctata by Franz Faldermann in 1833 [▽]. The biology of the subspecies is not sufficiently known, but due to the fact that adults occur on the flowers of Paeonia obovata, it can be concluded that, analogously to other species of the genus Brachyta, the development will take place in its roots.

Body length:10 - 14 mm
Life cycle:unknown, probably 1 - 2 years
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:probably in roots of peony (Paeonia obovata)
Distribution:North Korea, Primorsky krai (Russia)


The depicted female beetle was collected at Listvennichnaya (Лиственничная) river under of Kamenystyi (Каменистый) creek estuary (N43°35′47″ E131°21′53″; 400 m a.s.l, Borisovskoye Plateau, South of Primorsky krai, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia) on May 30, 2019.

Collected by Yu.Sudnikov


[✧]
Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [page 137], 2014.
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[▽]
Faldermann F.:
Species novæ Coleopterorum Mongoliæ et Sibiriæ incolarum.
Bulletin de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou 4: 3-29, 1833.
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SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusRhagiini Kirby, 1837
GenusBrachyta Fairmaire in Jacquelin du Val, 1864
SubgenusBrachyta Fairmaire in Jacquelin du Val, 1864
SpeciesBrachyta (Brachyta) punctata (Faldermann, 1833)
SpeciesBrachyta (Brachyta) punctata lazarevi Danilevsky, 2014