Xylotrechus (Xylotrechus) rufilius Bates, 1884
ssp. rufilius Bates, 1884

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI

Xylotrechus rufilius rufilius

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Xylotrechus rufilius, a species occuring in North-East Asia, has been described from Japan by Henry Walter Bates in 1884 [▽]. The species inhabits deciduous forests, its larvae develop under bark in trunks of standing dead/dying or freshly fallen deciduous trees [✧].

Body length:8 - 13 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:June - Septemeber
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Acer, Ulmus, Carpinus, Fraxinus, etc.)
Distribution:Russia (Ussuri-Primorye region, Sakhalin and Kunashir), Japan, North-East China, Korean peninsula.

The beetles in the picture were collected in Hannō-shi environs (Saitama prefecture, Kantō region, Honshu, Japan) on June 20, 2020.

Collected by Atsushi Kato

Bates H.W.:
Longicorn beetles of Japan. Additions, chiefly from the later collections of Mr. George Lewis; and notes on the synonymy, distribution, and habits on the previously known species.
The Journal of the Linnean Society of London (4) 18: 205-262, 1884. [download pdf icon]

Cherepanov A.I.:
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 2 - Cerambycinae Part II.
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi: 354pp [pages 152-158], 1988. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusXylotrechus Chevrolat, 1860
SubgenusXylotrechus Chevrolat, 1860
SpeciesXylotrechus (Xylotrechus) rufilius Bates, 1884
SubspeciesXylotrechus (Xylotrechus) rufilius rufilius Bates, 1884