Ropalopus (Ropalopus) lederi Ganglbauer, 1882

Ropalopus lederi
[Photo © David Navrátil]

Ropalopus lederi inhabits deciduous and mixed forests, groves and orchards, larvae are developing in maples (bionomy is similar to that of a sister species Ropalopus ungaricus ungaricus). Adults are active from June to August.

Body length:9 - 23 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years [?]
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:maples (Acer spp.)
Distribution:Caucasus and Crimea, Southern Russia (Krasnodar Krai, Adygea), Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia

The depicted mounted beetles were reared from larvae found in dead maple (Acer sp.). Collected by J. Pokluda on Lomismta Mt. (2140 m a.s.l., NP Borjomi, Georgia) in May 2018.

Karpiński L., Szczepański W.T. & Kruszelnicki L.:
Revision of the Ropalopus ungaricus/insubricus group (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Callidiini) from the western Palaearctic region.
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society XX: 1–41, 2020. [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Callidiini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Ropalopus Mulsant, 1839
Subgenus: Ropalopus Mulsant, 1839
Species: Ropalopus (Ropalopus) lederi Ganglbauer, 1882