Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) rezai Danilevsky, 2018

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIINI

Dorcadion rezai
[Photo © Lech Kruszelnicki]

Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) rezai was recently described by Mikhail Danilevsky from Semiron environs (N31°14′28″ E51°25′10″; سميرم‎, Semirom County, Isfahan Province, Iran) according to males only [❖]. The species is not similar to any other because of its unique male elytral design. It belongs to D. laeve-group of species because of relatively glabrous, coarsely sculptured pronotum and totally black antennae and legs. Depicted beetles of both sexes were collected by our friend Lech Kruszelnicki 33 km S of Borujen (N31°40’59" E51°14’01"; بروجن‎, Isfahan Province, Iran) in May 5, 2017.

Body length:12 - 18 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May
Host plant:larvae feed on roots of various grass species

Danilevsky M.:
Seven new Longicorn (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) species from Iran.
Zootaxa 4444 (5): 584–592, 2018. [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Dorcadiini Thomson, 1860
Genus: Dorcadion Dalman, 1817
Subgenus: Cribridorcadion Pic, 1901
Species: Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) rezai Danilevsky, 2018