Xylotrechus cuneipennis, a North-East Asian species occuring in Russia, NE China, Japan, and Korea, has been described from East Siberia as Clytus (Xylotrechus) cuneipennis
by Gustav Kraatz in 1879 [▽]. Larvae of X. cuneipennis develop in trunks or thick shoots of dying and dead deciduous tress (prefer Acer and Carpinus, also in
Quercus, Ulmus, Betula, Alnus etc.). Larvae feed subcortically and later in wood, create galleries filled by fine frass. After the second overwintering they
create a pupal cell in the upper wood layer at the end of the larval gallery. Life-cycle 2 years, adults are active in July and August and can be fouind on dying, uprooted or felled host trees [❖].
|Body length:||12 - 24 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 years|
|Adults in:||July - August|
|Host plant:||polyphagous in deciduous trees|
|Distribution:||Russia (East Siberia, Far East), NE China, Japan, and Korea|
The depicted female beetle (21 mm) was collected in Alokhinskaya outpost (Алёхинская застава) environs (N43°55′06″ E145°31′34″;
Kurils Nature Reserve, Kunashir/Кунаши́р island, Kuril Islands, Yuzhno-Kurilsky district, Sakhalin region, Russia).
Collected by Kirill V. Makarov
Ueber die Bockkäfer Ost-Sibiriens, namentlich die von Christoph am Amur gesammelten.
Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift, Berlin 23 (1): 77-117, 1879.
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 2 - Cerambycinae Part II.
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi: 354pp [pages 37-43], 1988.