Ropalopus ruficollis, an extremely rare endemic species to Russian Far East, has been described from Tunaycha lake environs (Sakhalin) by Shonen Matsumura in 1911 [▽].
Only a few specimens of this interesting species are known and nothing is known about its biology.
|Body length:||12 - 14 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 years [?]|
|Adults in:||June - July|
|Host plant:||probably polyphagous in deciduous trees [?]|
|Distribution:||an endemic species to Russian Far East (Sakhalin and Primorye)|
Depicted mounted female beetle (11 mm) was collected on the west foot of Mount Bolshevik (Большевик) (N46°56′41″ E142°46′30″; 185 m a.s.l.,
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Ю́жно-Сахали́нск) environs, Sakhalin oblast, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia) on July 14-15, 2011.
Collected by Kirill V. Makarov and A. Zaitsev
Erster Beitrag zur Insekten-Fauna von Sachalin.
Journal of the College of Agriculture, Tohoku Imperial University, Sapporo 4 (1): 1-145 [page 138], 1911.
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 2 - Cerambycinae Part I.
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi: 304pp [page 184], 1988.