Saperda (Lopezcolonia) ocelota (Bates, 1873)
[= Glenea ocelota Bates, 1873]
[= Saperda maculithorax Pic, 1900]
[= Eutetrapha ocelota (Bates, 1873)]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI

saperda ocelota
[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Saperda ocelota, a species of deciduous forests of North-East Asian Pacific islands (Kunashir, Japan, Taiwan), has been described from Japan as Glenea ocelota by Henry Walter Bates in 1873 [▽]. This beautiful species was discovered in area covered by our portal (Kunashir, Kuril Islands, Russia) by Russian colleagues in 2014. The taxon, included in the genus Eutetrapha for many decades, was moved to the genus Saperda in revision of Eutetrapha by Meiying Lin, Wenxuan Bi and Xingke Yang in 2017 [✧].

Body length:12 - 18 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:June - September
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:Russian Far East (Kunashir, Kuril Islands), Japan, Taiwan

The depicted male beetle (15 mm) was collected in Tretyakovo (Третьяково) cottage settlement environs (N43°59′09″ E145°39′15″; Valentina creek valley, Kunashir/Кунаши́р island, Yuzhno-Kurilsky district, Kuril Islands, Sakhalin Oblast, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia) on September 30, 2014.

Collected by Tatiana V. Galinskaya and Ilya A. Gomyranov

Bates H.W.:
On the Longicorn Coleoptera of Japan.
The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, London (4) 12 (71): 380-390, 1873 [download pdf icon]

Lin M., Bi W. and Yang X.:
A revision of the genus Eutetrapha Bates (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Saperdini).
Zootaxa 4238 (2): 151-202, 2017. [download pdf icon]

Breuning S.:
Revision einiger Gattungen aus der Gruppe der Saperdini Muls. (Col. Cerambycidae).
Entomologische Arbeiten aus dem Museum G. Frey, Tutzing bei München 3 (1): 107-213, 1952. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusSaperda Fabricius, 1775
SubgenusLopezcolonia Alonso-Zarazaga, 1998
SpeciesSaperda (Lopezcolonia) ocelota (Bates, 1873)