Rhaphuma gracilipes (Faldermann, 1835)
[= Chlorophorus gracilipes (Faldermann, 1835)]

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI
Rhaphuma gracilipes
[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

Kurzawa J.:
Distribution of Rhaphuma gracilipes (Faldermann, 1835) (Coleoptera: Cerambyeidae) in Europe.
Acta Entomologica Silesiana 20: 65-70, 2012. [download pdf icon]

[❖] 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) [download pdf icon]

Cherepanov A.I.:
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 2 - Cerambycinae Part II.
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi: 354pp [pages 248-256], 1988. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusRhaphuma Pascoe, 1858
SpeciesRhaphuma gracilipes (Faldermann, 1835)