Amarysius duplicatus Tsherepanov, 1980,

Karpinski, Lech, Szczepanski, Wojciech T., lewa, Radoslaw, Walczak, Marcin, Hilszczanski, Jacek, Kruszelnicki, Lech, Los, Krzysztof, Jaworski, Tomasz, Marek Bidas, & Tarwacki, Grzegorz, 2018, New data on the distribution, biology and ecology of the longhorn beetles from the area of South and East Kazakhstan (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae), ZooKeys 805, pp. 59-126: 77

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Amarysius duplicatus Tsherepanov, 1980


Amarysius duplicatus Tsherepanov, 1980  Fig. 3H

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East Kazakhstan Region: Putintsevo [ Путинцево] env. (49°52'N, 84°21'E), 472 m a.s.l., 20 VI 2017, 1♀, leg. MW; 1♀, leg. MB, coll. LK.


Amarysius duplicatus  is a rather infrequent Siberian species that is distributed from West Siberia and eastern Kazakhstan to the Far East ( Danilevsky 2018a). The species is ecologically associated with Spiraea  , which is the only known host plant to date. The larvae feed and pupate in the wood of thin twigs. The adults are active from June to July and can be found on Spiraea  flowers in large quantities ( Cherepanov 1990b, Danilevskaya et al. 2009).

The first record for Kazakhstan was provided by Danilevskaya et al. (2009) based on several hundreds of specimens that were collected in the Putintsevo environs in June 2005. According to these authors, the species had been collected earlier near Ust-Kamenogorsk by I. Kostin in 1960 - misidentified as Amarysius altajensis  (Laxmann, 1770) - and also by A. Napolov in 1994, but the record was not published.

Only two rather old females (one specimen lacked several segments of both antennae) were collected on the leaves of faded Spirea  shrubs in a mixed forest that covers the foothills of the West Altai Mountains. Taking into account the condition of host plants and specimens, as well as the number of individuals that had been collected here in June 2005, it must have been the end of the appearance of this species.