Pterolophia angusta (Bates, 1873)
ssp. multinotata Pic, 1931
[= Pterolophia multinotata Pic, 1931]
[= Pterolophia mandshurica Breuning, 1938]
[= Pterolophia ussuriensis Plavilstshikov, 1954]
[= Pterolophia burakowskii Heyrovský, 1973]
[= Pterolophia selengensis Lyamtzeva, 1979]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PTEROPLIINI
Pterolophia jugosa jugosa
[Photo © Maxim E. Smirnov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Pterolophia angusta, a species of deciduous forests of North-East Asia, has been described from Japan as Praonetha angusta by Henry Walter Bates in 1873 [▽]. The species has two subspecies - the first one, nominotypical, is found only in Japan, and a second one, P. angusta multinotata (described as a separate species from Korea by Maurice Pic in 1931 [❖]), occurs on the continent (China, Korea, Mongolia, Russia). Larvae of P. angusta multinotata develop in dying/freshly dead branches of deciduous trees and shrubs. Young larvae feed subcortically creating longitudinal in sapwood impressed galleries filled with fine frass. The larvae of later instars enter the heartwood and after the second overwintering bore longitudinal gallery with a pupal cell at its end. Life-cycle 2 years, adults can be found on the host trees during summer months [✧].

Body length:6 - 9 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (e.g. Quercus, Ulmus, Fraxinus, Lespedeza, Betula, Prunus, etc.)
Distribution:Russian Far East and East Siberia, China, Korea, Mongolia [✳]

The depicted female beetle was collected in Gerasimov creek (Герасимов ключ) valley close to Lazo (Лазо́) village (Lazovsky district, Primorsky Krai, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia) on July 11, 2010.

Collected by Maxim E. Smirnov

Bates H.W.:
On the Longicorn Coleoptera of Japan.
The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, London (4) 12 (70): 308-318, 1873. [download pdf icon]

Pic M.:
Notes diverses, nouveautés.
L'Échange, Revue Linnéenne 47 (443): 1-2, 1931.

Cherepanov A.I.:
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 3 - Laminae Part I.
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi: 300pp [as P. ussuriensis, pages 250-255], 1990. [download pdf icon]

Karpiński L., Enkhnasan D., Boldgiv B., Kruszelnicki L., Iderzorig B., Gantulga T., Dorjsuren A. & Szczepański W.T.:
Longhorned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) of southeastern Mongolia with particular emphasis on the genus Anoplistes Audinet-Serville, 1833 (Cerambycinae: Trachyderini).
Zootaxa 5081 (4): 451-482, 2021. [download pdf icon]

Lazarev M.A.:
Голотипы и лектотипы жуков-усачей (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae), хранящиеся в Зоологическом музее Московского государственного университета.
[ Holotypes and lectotypes of longhorned beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) stored at the Zoological Museum Moscow State University. ]
Humanity space International Almanac 8 (10): 1210-1359, 2019. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusPteropliini Thomson, 1860
GenusPterolophia Newman, 1842
SubgenusPterolophia Newman, 1842
SpeciesPterolophia (Pterolophia) angusta (Bates, 1873)
SubspeciesPterolophia (Pterolophia) angusta multinotata Pic, 1931