Menesia (Menesia) sulphurata (Gebler, 1825)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI

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

Menesia sulphurata, a species distributed from the Eastern part of European Russia to the Far East and the Korean peninsula, has been described from Zmeinogorsk environs (Altai krai, Russia) as Saperda sulphurata by Friedrich August Gebler in 1825 [▽]. The larvae of M. sulphurata develop in thin shoots and twigs (7 - 60 mm in diameter) of various deciduous trees (Tilia, Juglans mandshurica, Alnus, Salix, Populus, etc.). Females lay eggs in freshly dead twigs, but often also infest physiologically weakened shoots on living trees. Complete life-cycle takes one year, but in certain cases is prolonged up to two years. Adults, active from May to August, can be found on the host trees feeding on green tissues of leaves. [❖].

Body length:6 - 10 mm
Life cycle:1 (2) years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Mongolia, Russia

The depicted female beetle (7.5 mm) was collected in Kamenystyi (Каменистый) creek valley (N43°35′43″ E131°21′20″; 400 m a.s.l, Borisovskoye Plateau, South of Primorsky krai, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia) on May 30, 2019.

Collected by Artem Zaitsev

Gebler F.A.:
IV. Coleopterorum Sibiriae Species Novae.
Essais Entomologiques, St. Petersbourg 4: 42-57, 1825. [download pdf icon]

Cherepanov A.I.:
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 3 - Laminae Part III.
Oxonian Press, New Delhi: 395pp [pages 107-112] , 1991. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusMenesia Mulsant, 1856
SpeciesMenesia Mulsant, 1856
SubspeciesMenesia (Menesia) sulphurata (Gebler, 1825)