Acanthocinus (Acanthobatesianus) guttatus (Bates, 1873)
[= Leiopus guttatus Bates, 1873]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: ACANTHOCININI
Acanthocinus guttatus
[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Acanthocinus guttatus, an East-Palaearctic species occuring in Russian Far East, China, Japan and Korean peninsula, has been described from Japan (Hyōgo prefecture) as Leiopus guttatus by Henry Walter Bates in 1873 [▽]. This species was included in the genus Acanthocinus and in newly estabilished subgenus Acanthobatesianus by Henrik Wallin, Torstein Kvamme and Meiying Lin in 2012 [✱].

Body length:5 - 9 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:Russian Far East (Kunashir), China (Jiangxi province), Japan, Korean peninsula

The depicted female beetles were collected in: A (8.5 mm) - the right side of the Severyanka (Северянка) river valley (N44°20′18″ E146°00′42″; 20-40 m a.s.l.) on July 28, 2013; B (8.5 mm) - in the nameless creek valley 1 km S of abandoned settlement Zastava Dokuchayeva (Застава Докучаева) (N44°30′13″ E146°09′27″; 100 m a.s.l.) on August 5, 2013. Both localities are located in the Kurils Nature Reserve (Kunashir/Кунаши́р island, Kuril Islands, Yuzhno-Kurilsky district, Sakhalin region, Russia).

Collected by Kirill V. Makarov

Bates H.W.:
On the Longicorn Coleoptera of Japan.
The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, London (4) 12 (71): 380-390, 1873. [download pdf icon]

Wallin H., Kwamme T. and Lin M.:
A review of the genera Leiopus Audinet-Serville, 1835 and Acanthocinus, Dejean, 1821 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae, Lamiinae, Acanthocinini) in Asia, with descriptions of six new species of Leiopus from China.
Zootaxa 3326: 1–36, 2012. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus Acanthocinini Blanchard, 1845
GenusAcanthocinus Dejean, 1821
SubgenusAcanthobatesianus Wallin, Kvamme et Lin, 2012
SpeciesAcanthocinus (Acanthobatesianus) guttatus (Bates, 1873)