Grammoptera (Grammoptera) coerulea Jureček, 1933

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Grammoptera coerulea
[Photo © Maxim E. Smirnov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Grammoptera coerulea, an extremely rare endemic species to Russian Far East, has been described from Vladivostok environs by Czech entomologist Štěpán Jureček in 1933 [❖]. The biology of this interesting beetle is not well known, a few specimens were reared ex larvae from oak twigs by Sergey V. Murzin. Adults, active in May and June, are diurnal and anthophilous [✮].

Body length:♂♂ 4.5 - 4.8 mm / ♀♀ 4.5 - 5.1 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years [?]
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Quercus sp.
Distribution:an endemic species to Russian Far East

The depicted male beetle (4.8 mm) was collected in Gorno-Taezhnoe (Горно-Таежное) village environs (~20 km SE Ussuriysk, Primorsky krai, Far Eastern federal district, Russia) on May 22, 2021.

Collected by Sergei Ivanov

Jureček Š.:
Noví Tesaříci Pal. Fauny. Neue Cerambyciden der Pal. Fauna.
Časopis České Společnosti Entomologické, Praha 30 (3): 127-130, 1933. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [page 223], 2014. [download pdf icon]

Miroshnikov A.I.:
Little known species of longicorn beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from the Russian Far East / Малоизвестные виды жуков-дровосеков (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) Дальнего Востока России.
Proceedings of the Russian Entomological Society, St. Petersburg 77: 226–234, 2006. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1802
GenusGrammoptera Audinet-Serville, 1835
SubgenusGrammoptera Audinet-Serville, 1835
SpeciesGrammoptera coerulea Jureček, 1933