[Photo © D.Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]
Rhaphuma gracilipes is an East-Palaearctic species distributed from Eastern Europe, where is rather rare [▽], through Siberia to Pacific coast, including the northern regions
of Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China, Korea, and Japan. Larvae of R. gracilipes develop in freshly dead branches and stems of deciduous trees and shrubs, firstly under the bark, then in the wood.
Life-cycle is 2 years. Adults, diurnal and anthophilous, are active from June to September [❖][✧].
|Body length:||10 - 14 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 years|
|Adults in:||June - September|
|Host plant:||extremely polyphagous in deciduous trees and shrubs (e.g. Acer, Betula, Tilia,
Salix, Malus, Alnus, Pyrus, Cerasus, Juglans, Morus, Fraxinus, Quercus, Ulmus, Carpinus, Daphne,
Micromeles, Aralia, Vitis, Spiraea, Syringa, Euonymus) |
|Distribution:||Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Korea|
The depicted beetle was collected on flowers in Oblachnaya (Облачная) Mountain (800 m a.s.l., South Sikhote-Alin range, Primorsky Krai, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia) on July 7, 1989.
Collected by S.Jakl
Distribution of Rhaphuma gracilipes (Faldermann, 1835) (Coleoptera: Cerambyeidae) in Europe.
Acta Entomologica Silesiana 20: 65-70, 2012.
Karpiński L., Szczepański W.T., Plewa R., Walczak M., Hilszczański J., Kruszelnicki L., Łoś K., Jaworski T., Bidas M., Tarwacki G.:
New data on the distribution, biology and ecology of the longhorn beetles from the area of South and East Kazakhstan (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae)
ZooKeys 805: 59–126 (2018)
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 2 - Cerambycinae Part II.
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi: 354pp [pages 248-256], 1988.