Xylotrechus clarinus, a species occuring in the Kuril Islands (Kunashir) and Japan, has ben described from Japan by Henry Walter Bates in 1884 [▽].
X. clarinus, the sister species of Xylotrechus (Xylotrechus) ibex (Gebler, 1825), is ecologically connected with Betulaceae, predominatly
with birches (Betula spp.). Female lay eggs to trunks of dying or freshly fallen birch trees. Larvae feed subcortically, create meandering shallow galleries filled with frass
containing bark. Larvae of the last instar create pupal cells in bark at end of the gallery. Life cycle 2 years, adults are active from June to September and can be found on the host trees [❖].
|Body length:||12 - 13 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 years|
|Adults in:||June - September|
|Host plant:||predominantly in birches (Betula costata, B. ermani, B. grossa, B. maximowicziana, B. platyphylla), from Japan
reported in Alnus|
|Distribution:||Russian Far East (Kuril Islands - Kunashir), Japan|
The depicted female beetle (10 mm) was collected on South slope of Alokhin Cape (Mыс Алёхина; N43°55′19″ E145°32′26″;
Kurils Nature Reserve, Kunashir/Кунаши́р island, Kuril Islands, Yuzhno-Kurilsky district, Sakhalin region, Russia).
Collected by Kirill V. Makarov
Longicorn beetles of Japan. Additions, chiefly from the later collections of Mr. George Lewis; and notes on the synonymy, distribution, and habits on the previously known species.
The Journal of the Linnean Society of London. Zoology 18: 205-262, 1884.
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 2 - Cerambycinae Part II.
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi: 354pp [pages 50-54], 1988.