Japanocorus caeruleipennis, a striking species known from Japan and recently discovered by Kirill V. Makarov in Kunashir (Russian Far East), has been described as Toxotus caeruleipennis
by Henry Walter Bates in 1873 [▽]. Mikhail Danilevsky estabilished for this taxon a new monotypic genus Japanocorus in 2012 [✧].
Larvae develop in soil on the roots of Cornus controversa, Cornus macrophylla and Benthamidia japonica. The adults are active from May to August [❖].
|Body length:||♂♂ 17.0 - 23.0 mm / ♀♀ 22 - 26 mm|
|Life cycle:||at least 2 years|
|Adults in:||May - August|
|Host plant:||roots of deciduous trees and shrubs|
|Distribution:||Russian Far East (Kunashir), Japan|
The depicted male beetle was collected at stream mouth 1.5 km S of Cap Ivanovsky
(N43°49′04″ E145°24′40″; Kunashir/Кунаши́р island, Kuril Islands, Yuzhno-Kurilsky district, Sakhalin region, Russia)
on August 17, 2011.
Collected by Kirill V. Makarov
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Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [page 92-93], 2014.