Leiopus (Leiopus) stillatus (Bates, 1884)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: ACANTHOCININI
[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Leiopus stillatus has been described from Lake Chūzenji environs (Nikkō, Tochigi prefecture, Japan) as Acanthocinus stillatus by Henry Walter Bates in 1884 [▽]. This species has a wide distribution in the Eastern part of the Palaearctic Region from Far East Russia to the Korean peninsula, Japan and China.

Body length:6 - 11 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:April - August
Host plant: polyphagous on deciduous trees
Distribution:China, Japan, Korea, Russia (Far East)

The depicted male beetle was collected in Kamenystyi (Каменистый) creek valley about 1.8 km above the mouth of the Listvennichnaya (Лиственничная) river (N43°33′53″ E131°21′22″; 480 m a.s.l, Borisovskoye Plateau, South of Primorsky krai, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia) on May 28, 2019.

Collected by Artem Zaitsev

Bates H.W.:
Longicorn beetles of Japan. Additions, chiefly from the later collections of Mr. George Lewis; and notes on the synonymy, distribution, and habits on the previously known species.
The Journal of the Linnean Society of London 18: 205-262, 1884. [download pdf icon]

Wallin H., Kwamme T. and Lin M.:
A review of the genera Leiopus Audinet-Serville, 1835 and Acanthocinus, Dejean, 1821 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae, Lamiinae, Acanthocinini) in Asia, with descriptions of six new species of Leiopus from China.
Zootaxa 3326: 1–36, 2012. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusAcanthocinini Blanchard, 1845
GenusLeiopus Audinet-Serville, 1835
SubgenusLeiopus Audinet-Serville, 1835
SpeciesLeiopus (Leiopus) stillatus (Bates, 1884)