Menesia albifrons Heyden, 1886

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI

Menesia albifrons
[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Menesia albifrons, an endemic species to Russia (Siberia and Far East), has been described from Russian Far East by Lucas Friedrich Heyden in 1886 [▽]. M. albifrons larvae develop in both dying and growing twigs or thin shoots of deciduous trees (e.g. Acer tegmentosum, Prunus maackii, Prunus armeniaca, Pyrus ussuriensis, Ulmus, Alnus). Adults, active from late May to August, require supplementary feeding and remain on host trees from which can be beaten [❖].

Body length:6 - 9 mm
Life cycle:1 (2) years
Adults in:late May - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:an endemic species to Russia (Siberia and Far East)

The depicted male beetle (6.5 mm) was collected at the confluence of the Listvennichnaya (Лиственничная) river and Kamenystyi (Каменистый) creek (N43°34′34″ E131°21′21″; 400 m a.s.l, Borisovskoye Plateau, South of Primorsky krai, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia) on May 28-31, 2019.

Collected by Kirill V. Makarov

Heyden L.F.:
Die Coleopteren-Fauna des Suyfun-Flusses (Amur).
Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift, Berlin 30 (2): 269-277, 1886. [download pdf icon]

Cherepanov A.I.:
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 3 - Laminae Part III.
Oxonian Press, New Delhi: 395pp [pages 124-130] , 1991. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusMenesia Mulsant, 1856
SpeciesMenesia Mulsant, 1856
SubspeciesMenesia (Menesia) albifrons Heyden, 1886