Afghanicenus nuristanicus (Heyrovský, 1936)

Afghanicenus nuristanicus

[Photo © ♂ - Roman Hergovits, ♀♀ - David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing Michal Hoskovec]

Afghanicenus nuristanicus, a rare and not often collected taxon endemic to Afghanistan, has been described as Purpuricenus nuristanicus by Leopold Heyrovský in 1936 [❖]. It was included in the newly established genus Afghanicenus by the same author in 1941 [✧].

Body length:8 - 15 mm
Life cycle:[?]
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:unknown
Distribution:an endemic species to Afghanistan

The depicted beetles were collected in 5 km NW Paghman (2700 m a.s.l, Rast-e-Paghman river valley, Kokh-e-Paghman Mts., Paghman distrisct, Kabul province, Afghanistan) on June 10, 2016.

Collected by Oleg Pak

Heyrovský L.:
Entomologische Sammelergebinsse der deutschen Hindukusch-Expedition 1935 der deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft - Cerambycidae.
Arbeiten über morphologische und taxonomische Entomologie aus Berlin-Dahlem 3 (3): 211-213, 1936. [download pdf icon]

Heyrovský L.:
Beschreibung einer neuen Cerambyciden-Gattung aus Afghanistan (Col., Ceramb.).
Časopis České Společnosti Entomologické 38: 35-39, 1941. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusTrachyderini Dupont, 1836
GenusAfghanicenus Heyrovský, 1941
SpeciesAfghanicenus nuristanicus (Heyrovský, 1936)