Menesia sulphurata, a species distributed from the Eastern part of European Russia to the Far East and the Korean peninsula, has been described from Zmeinogorsk environs (Altai krai, Russia) as
Saperda sulphurata by Friedrich August Gebler in 1825 [▽]. The larvae of M. sulphurata develop in thin shoots and twigs (7 - 60 mm in diameter) of various deciduous
trees (Tilia, Juglans mandshurica, Alnus, Salix, Populus, etc.). Females lay eggs in freshly dead twigs, but often also infest physiologically
weakened shoots on living trees. Complete life-cycle takes one year, but in certain cases is prolonged up to two years. Adults, active from May to August, can be found on the
host trees feeding on green tissues of leaves. [❖].
|Body length:||6 - 10 mm|
|Life cycle:||1 (2) years|
|Adults in:||May - August|
|Host plant:||polyphagous in deciduous trees|
|Distribution:||China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Mongolia, Russia|
The depicted female beetle (7.5 mm) was collected in Kamenystyi (Каменистый) creek valley
(N43°35′43″ E131°21′20″; 400 m a.s.l, Borisovskoye Plateau, South of Primorsky krai, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia)
on May 30, 2019.
Collected by A.Zaytsev
IV. Coleopterorum Sibiriae Species Novae.
Essais Entomologiques, St. Petersbourg 4: 42-57, 1825.
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 3 - Laminae Part III.
Oxonian Press, New Delhi: 395pp [pages 107-112] , 1991.