Stenurella (Stenulleroides) jaegeri (Hummel, 1825)

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Vadonia bipunctata sareptana
[Photo © Maxim E. Smirnov]

Stenurella jaegeri<, a species occuring in Caucasus region, has been described from South Russia as Leptura Jägeri by swedish entomologist Arvid David Hummel in 1825 [▽]. The biology of the species is not sufficiently known and data on larval development are not available. Due to the fact that S. jaegeri is an extremely abundant species in some localities in southern Russia and, despite targeted research, no larvae were found in the wood, the development is most likely in plant residues in the soil as in other related species of the genus. [❖]. Adults, diurnal and anthophilous, are active from May to August.

Genus Stenurella Villiers, 1974 has been divided into five subgenera by Hüseyin Özdikmen in 2013 [✧].

Body length:♂♂ 7 - 11 mm / ♀♀ 7.5 - 12 mm
Life cycle:2 years [?]
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:probably plant residues in the soil
Distribution:Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Turkey

The depicted beetle was collected in forest at Asphaltovaya Gora (Асфальтовая Гора) village (SE of Goryachy Klyuch, Apsheronsky district, NW Caucasus, Krasnodar krai, Southern Federal District, Russia) on May 21, 2012.

Collected by Maxim E. Smirnov

Hummel A.D:
Insectes de 1825. V. Novae Species Variorum.
Essais Entomologiques, St. Petersbourg 4: 1-72, 1825.
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Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [page 348], 2014.
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Özdikmen H.:
An attempt on subgeneric composition of the palaearctic genus Stenurella Villiers, 1974 (Cerambycidae: Lepturinae: Lepturini).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 8 (2): 509-531, 2013.
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SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1804
GenusStenurella Villiers, 1974
GenusStenulleroides Özdikmen, 2013
SpeciesStenurella (Stenulleroides) jaegeri (Hummel, 1825)