Nupserha sericans (Bates, 1884)
[= Nupserha marginella m. sericans (Bates, 1884)]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Nupserha sericans
[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Nupserha sericans, a species occuring in Russian Far East and Japan, has been described from Japan as Oberea sericans by Henry Walter Bates in 1884 [▽].

Body length:9.5 - 13 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees [?]
Distribution: Kunashir Island (Kuril Islands, Russian Far East) and Japan

The depicted beetles (♂ 9.5 mm / ♀ 11 mm) were collected in Tretyakovo (Третьяково) cottage settlement environs N43°59′09″ E145°39′15″; Valentina creek valley, Kunashir/Кунаши́р island, Kuril Islands, Yuzhno-Kurilsky district, Sakhalin region, Russia) on August 13-14, 2011.

Collected by Kirill V. Makarov and Artem Zaitsev

Bates H.W.:
Longicorn beetles of Japan. Additions, chiefly from the later collections of Mr. George Lewis; and notes on the synonymy, distribution, and habits on the previously known species.
The Journal of the Linnean Society of London. Zoology 18: 205-262, 1884. [download pdf icon]

Breuning SF.:
Révision des espèces asiatiques du genre Nupserha Thomson (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Bruxelles 36 (10) : 1-62, 1960. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusNupserha Chevrolat, 1858
SpeciesNupserha sericans (Bates, 1884)