Grammoptera gracilis inhabits deciduous forests of North-East Asia (Russian Far East, NE China, Korea).
Its larvae develop under the bark of dead branches or thin trunks of deciduous trees (prefer Euonymus, but also in Viburnum, Tilia, Phellodendron, Maakia, Fraxinus,
Pyrus, Malus, Juglans, Carpinus, etc.). Life-cycle two years. Adults, active from May to July, are diurnal and anthophilous [✧][❖].
|Body length:||♂♂ 4.8 - 5.9 mm / ♀♀ 5.2 - 6.5 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 years|
|Adults in:||May - July|
|Host plant:||polyphagous in deciduous trees and shrubs|
|Distribution:||Russian Far East, NE China, Korea|
The depicted male beetle (4.5 mm) was collected using window traps in forest at Kedrovaya (р. Кедровая) river
(N43°05′57″ E131°33′10″; Kedrovaya Pad/Кедро́вая Падь Nature Reserve, 11 km SSE of Barabash, Khasansky district, South of Primorsky krai,
Far Eastern Federal District, Russia) on June 1-5, 2019.
Collected by Kirill V. Makarov
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 1 - Prioninae, Disteniinae, Lepturinae, Aseminae.
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi: 304pp [pages 304-309], 1988.
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [pages 222-223], 2014.