Pseudocalamobius tsushimae Breuning, 1961
[= Pseudocalamobius japonicus tsushimae Breuning, 1961]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI
Pseudocalamobius tsushimae
[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Pseudocalamobius tsushimae, a North-East Palaearctic species occuring in Russian Far East, China, Japan, and Korean Peninsula, has been described from Tsushima Island (Japan) as Pseudocalamobius japonicus tsushimae by Stephan Breuning in 1961 [▽]. Specimens of this taxon collected on the Asian continent (Russian Far East, Korea, China) have long been mistaken for a related species Pseudocalamobius japonicus (Bates, 1873) occurring only in Japan.

Body length:6.3 - 11.3 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:stalks of grasses (Poaceae)
Distribution:Russian far East, China, Japan (Tsushima Island), Korean Peninsula

Depicted mounted beetle (7.5 mm) was collected in Kedrovaya Pad Nature Reserve in Primorsky (Примо́рский) village environs (N43°04′28″ E131°33′22″; 100 m a.s.l., Khasansky district, Primorsky krai, Far Eastern federal district, Russia) on May 29, 2015.

Collected by Kirill V. Makarov

Breuning S.:
Neue oder schlecht bekannte Cerambyciden (Col.).
Entomologische Arbeiten aus dem Museum G. Frey, Tutzing bei München 12 (1): 140-160, 1961. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusAgapanthiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPseudocalamobius Kraatz, 1879
SpeciesPseudocalamobius tsushimae Breuning, 1961