Leptura regalis, a massive Lepturini-tribe species occuring in Russia (Kunashir) and Japan, has ben described as Strangalia regalis from Japan (Hokkaido and Honshu) by Henry Walter Bates in 1884 [▽].
L. regalis larvae develop in the decaying wood of various conifersous trees (Picea, Pinus, Abies, Larix, Cryptomeria, Tsuga, Cupressus). Pupation in wood
in spring and early summer, adults are active in June - September [❖][✧].
|Body length:||♂♂ 20 - 30 mm / ♀♀ 25 - 33 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 - 3 years|
|Adults in:||August - September (Kunashir) / June - August (Japan)|
|Host plant:||polyphagous in coniferous trees|
|Distribution:||Russia (Kunashir - Kuril Islands), Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu)|
The depicted female beetle (30 mm) was collected using traps in Tretyakovo (Третьяково) cottage settlement environs
(N43°59′05″ E145°39′29″; Valentina creek valley, Kunashir/Кунаши́р island, Kuril Islands, Yuzhno-Kurilsky district, Sakhalin region, Russia)
on August 10-14, 2011.
Collected by Kirill V. Makarov
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. Zoology 18: 205-262, 1884.
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 1 - Prioninae, Disteniinae, Lepturinae, Aseminae.
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi: 304pp [pages 473-478], 1988.
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [page 317], 2014.