Rhopaloscelis maculatus Bates, 1877
[= Clytosemia apicalis Pic, 1907]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DESMIPHORINI
Rhopaloscelis maculatus
[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Rhopaloscelis maculatus, a species occuring in Russian Far East (Kuril Islands) and Japan, has been described from Japan by Henry Walter Bates in 1877 [▽].

Body length:3.5 - 6 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years [?]
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:polyphagous species
Distribution:Russian Far East (Kuril Islands), Japan

The depicted beetle (6.5 mm) was collected on the right side of the Severyanka (Северянка) river valley (N44°20′18″ E146°00′42″; 20-40 m a.s.l., Kunashir/Кунаши́р island, Kuril Islands, Yuzhno-Kurilsky district, Sakhalin region, Russia) on July 28, 2013.

Collected by Kirill V. Makarov

Bates H.W.:
Three new species of Longicorn Coleoptera from Japan.
The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, London 14 (2): 37-38, 1877. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDesmiphorini Thomson, 1860
GenusRhopaloscelis Blessig, 1873
SpeciesRhopaloscelis maculatus Bates, 1877