Sophronica sundukovi Danilevsky, 2009

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DESMIPHORINI

Sophronica sundukovi

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Sophronica sundukovi, an extremely rare species (2 specimens collected only) occuring in Russian Far East and North Korea, has been described from Lazo (Лазо́) environs (Primorsky Krai in the Russian Far East) by Mikhail Danilevsky in 2009 [▽]. The sister taxon, the Korean Sophronica koreana Gressitt, 1951, differs from both known specimens of S. sundukovi by dense pronotal punctation, rugose elytral punctation, and totally brown prothorax [❖].

Body length:4.4 - 5.5 mm
Life cycle:unknown
Adults in:June - July
Host plant:unknown
Distribution:Russian Far East (Primorsky Krai), North Korea

The depicted female beetle (holotype) was collected in Lazo (Лазо́) village environs (Lazovsky district, Primorsky Krai, Far Eastern Federal District) on July 19, 2008.

Collected by Yu. Sundukov

Danilevsky M.L.:
A new species of the genus Sophronica Blanchard, 1845 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from Russian Primorie.
Euroasian Entomological Journal 8 (1): 25-26, 2009. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Taxonomic notes on Palaearctic Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Humanity space - International Almanac 2 (supplement 2): 5-27, 2013.
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SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDesmiphorini Thomson, 1860
GenusSophronica Blanchard, 1845
SpeciesSophronica sundukovi Danilevsky, 2009