Pterolophia (Ale) jugosa (Bates, 1873)
ssp. jugosa (Bates, 1873)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PTEROPLIINI
Pterolophia jugosa jugosa
[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Pterolophia jugosa, a species of deciduous forests of North-East Asia occuring in Russian Far East, Japan and Korea, has been described from Japan as Praonetha jugosa by Henry Walter Bates in 1873 [▽]. Larvae of P. jugosa develop in dying/freshly dead branches of deciduous trees. 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 with frass filled exit corridor (up to the bark). Life-cycle 2 years, adults can be beaten from the host trees during summer months [✧].

Body length:8 - 12 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (e.g. Ulmus, Fagus, Populus, Morus, Castanea, Citrus)
Distribution:Russian Far East (Kuril Islands - Kunashir), Japan, North Korea

The depicted male (10 mm) beetle was collected in Grozovoe (Грозовое) settlement environs on Cape Ivanovsky (N43°50′23″ E145°24′40″; Kunashir/Кунаши́р island, Kuril Islands, Yuzhno-Kurilsky district, Sakhalin region, Russia) on June 12, 2011.

Collected by I. Melnik

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]

Cherepanov A.I.:
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 3 - Laminae Part I.
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi: 300pp [pages 259-264], 1990. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusPteropliini Thomson, 1860
GenusPterolophia Newman, 1842
SubgenusAle Pascoe, 1864
SpeciesPterolophia (Ale) jugosa (Bates, 1873)
SubspeciesPterolophia (Ale) jugosa jugosa (Bates, 1873)