Paramenesia theaphia, a species occuring in Kuril Islands (Russian Far East) and Japan, has been described from Sapporo evirons (Japan) as Paraglenea theaphia
by Henry Walter Bates in 1884 [▽]. Genus Paramenesia was estabilished by Stephen Breuning in 1952 [❖]. Larvae of P. theaphia in Kuril Islands develop in
weakened or dying shoots of castor aralia (Kalopanax septemlobus) located in the upper part of canopy. Adults, active from mid-July to September (peak in last ten days of July),
feed on green tissues of Kalopanax leaves [✧].
|Body length:||7 - 10 mm|
|Life cycle:||1 year|
|Adults in:||July - September|
|Host plant:||in Kuril Islands monophagous on castor aralia (Kalopanax septemlobus)|
|Distribution:||Russian Far East (Kuril Islands), Japan|
The depicted male beetle (8.5 mm) was collected in Tretyakovo (Третьяково) cottage settlement environs (N43°59′09″ E145°39′15″;
Valentina creek valley, Kunashir/Кунаши́р island, Yuzhno-Kurilsky district, Kuril Islands, Sakhalin Oblast, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia) on August 23, 2013.
Collected by L.Sudnikova
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
Revision einiger Gattungen aus der Gruppe der Saperdini Muls. (Col. Cerambycidae).
Entomologische Arbeiten aus dem Museum G. Frey, Tutzing bei München 3 (1): 107-213, 1952.
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 3 - Laminae Part III.
Oxonian Press, New Delhi: 395pp [pages 130-136] , 1991.