Arhopaloscelis nipponensis (Pic, 1932)
[= Rhopaloscelis nipponensis Pic, 1932]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DESMIPHORINI
Arhopaloscelis nipponensis
[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Arhopaloscelis nipponensis, a species occuring in Russian Far East and Japan, has been described from Sapporo environs (Hokkaido, Japan) as Rhopaloscelis nipponensis by Maurice Pic in 1932 [▽].

Body length:4.5 - 8 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years [?]
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:polyphagous species
Distribution:Russian Far East (Kunashir - Kuril Islands), Japan

The depicted male beetle (6.5 mm) was collected in abandoned settlement Zastava Dokuchayeva (Застава Докучаева) environs (N44°30′34″ E146°09′29″; ca 45 m a.s.l., Kunashir/Кунаши́р island, Kuril Islands, Yuzhno-Kurilsky district, Sakhalin region, Russia) on August 3, 2013.

Collected by Kirill V. Makarov

Pic M.:
Diagnoses préliminaires.
Mélanges Exotico-Entomologiques 59: 1-9, 1932. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDesmiphorini Thomson, 1860
GenusArhopaloscelis Murzin, Danilevsky et Lobanov, 1981
SpeciesArhopaloscelis nipponensis (Pic, 1932)