Paragaurotes ussuriensis (Blessig, 1873)

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: RHAGIINI

Paragaurotes ussuriensis
[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Paragaurotes ussuriensis, a species occuring in Russian Far East, North-East China and Korea, has been described as Gaurotes? (Acmaeops) ussuriensis from Ussuri region by Constantin Blessig in 1873 [❖]. The P. ussuriensis larvae develop under the dead bark of various deciduous trees (prefers Juglans mandshurica, much less often develop in Ulmus, Acer, Quercus, Prunus, Eleutherococcus, Alnus). The larvae leave the host tree at the end of summer before the second overwintering and burrow in the soil, where they pupate in the pupal cell during the following spring (May). Adults, active from June to July, are diurnal and anthophilous [✧].

Body length:♂♂ 9 - 12 mm / ♀♀ 10 - 13 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:June - July
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:Russian Far East, North-East China and Korea


The depicted male beetle was collected in alluvial forest at Kedrovaya (Кедровая) river bank (N43°06′43″ E131°31′28″; 8 km SSE of Barabash, Khasansky district, South of Primorsky krai, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia) on May 22-27, 2015.

Collected by Kirill V. Makarov and A.Zaytsev


[❖]
Blessig C.:
Zur Kenntniss der Käferfauna Süd-Ost-Sibiriens insbesondere des Amur-Landes. Longicornia.
Horae Societatis Entomologicae Rossicae, St. Petersbourg 9 (3) [1872]: 193-260, 1873.
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[✧]
Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [page 142], 2014.
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Podaný Č.:
Monographie des Genus Gaurotes J. Lec. (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Mitteilungen der Münchener entomologischen Gessellschaft 52: 219-252, 1962.
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SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusRhagiini Kirby, 1837
GenusParagaurotes Plavilstshikov, 1921
SpeciesParagaurotes ussuriensis (Blessig, 1873)