Microlera ptinoides Bates, 1873
/ Tribus: APOMECYNINI
[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]
Microlera ptinoides, a tiny Cerambycid occuring in Kuril Islands (Russian Far East), Japan, and North Korea, has been described from Japan (Hyogo prefecture) by Henry Walter Bates in 1873 [▽].
The biology of the species is not sufficiently known [❖], it is probably a polyphagous species on deciduous trees - Henry W. Bates collected type specimens on dead branches of trifoliate orange
(Citrus trifoliata) in Japan.
|Body length:||3.3 - 6.0 mm|
|Adults in:||June - August|
|Host plant:||unknown (probably a polyphagous species on deciduous trees)|
|Distribution:||Kuril Islands, Japan, North Korea|
The depicted mounted beetle (4 mm) was collected in Danilovo (Данилово) environs (N43°57′16″ E145°35′38″; ca 45 m a.s.l.,
Kurils Nature Reserve, Kunashir/Кунаши́р island, Kuril Islands, Yuzhno-Kurilsky district, Sakhalin region, Russia) on August 8, 2011.
Collected by Kirill V. Makarov
On the Longicorn Coleoptera of Japan.
The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, London (4) 12 (71): 380-390, 1873.
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 3 - Laminae Part I.
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi: 300pp [pages 292-293], 1990.
Microlera ptinoides, picture taken in Japan [Photo © Mitsu Itakura]
|Subfamilia||Lamiinae Latreille, 1825|
|Tribus||Apomecynini J. Thomson, 1860|
|Genus||Microlera Bates, 1873|
|Species||Microlera ptinoides Bates, 1873|