Rhaphuma gracilipes (Faldermann, 1835),

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: 72-74

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Rhaphuma gracilipes (Faldermann, 1835)


Rhaphuma gracilipes (Faldermann, 1835)  Fig. 4A, B

Material examined.

East Kazakhstan Region: Putintsevo [ Путинцево] env. (49°52'N, 84°21'E), 472 m a.s.l., 19-23 VI 2017, 1♂, 1♀, leg. WTS; 2♂♂, 2♀♀, leg. LK; 1♂, 1♀, leg. MB; 3♂♂ (1♂ - red wine trap), 2♀♀, leg. MW.


This is an east-Palaearctic species that is distributed from Eastern Europe, where is rather rare, through Siberia, including the northern regions of Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China, to Sakhalin and Japan ( Kurzawa 2012, Danilevsky 2018a). While the larvae usually develop in freshly dead twigs and stems under bark, then in the wood of various deciduous plant species, mainly in Betula  , Acer  , Quercus  , Tilia  and Ulmus  , it is also known from Aralia  , Vitis  , Spiraea  , Syringa  , Euonymus  , Daphne  and Micromeles  ( Danilevskaya et al. 2009). The adults are active from June to September ( Sama 2002).

The species was recorded from Kazakhstan for the first time by Kostin (1973). Some specimens were also collected in the Putintsevo environs in June 2005 by Danilevskaya et al. (2009).

Several imagines were collected on the flowers of Apiaceae  in a mountain deciduous forest dominated by Populus  and Betula  (Fig. 15F). A single male was additionally lured into a red wine trap.