Iranocoptosia fausti (Ganglbauer, 1886)
Conizonia (Coptosia) fausti (Ganglbauer, 1886)
Iranocoptosia balachowskyi Villiers, 1967

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Iranocoptosia fausti
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Iranocoptosia fausti, an interesting Irano-Anatolian species occuring in Iran and Turkmenistan, has been described from "Persia" as Phytoecia (Coptosia) Fausti by Ludwig Ganglbauer in 1886 [▽]. The same species was described again from Iran as Iranocoptosia balachowskyi by André Villiers in 1967, who also established a new genus Iranocoptosia for this taxon [✧]. The synonymy was published by Mikhail Danilevsky in 1993 [❖].

Body length:8 - 19 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - May
Host plant:Crambe cordifolia kotschyana (Brassicaceae) [❖][✮]
Distribution:Iran, Turkmenistan

The depicted mounted beetles were collected in: ♂ - 50 km W of Aşgabat (Turkmenistan) on April 17-21, 1991; ♀ - Magtymguly (formerly Kara-Kala / Кара-Кала) environs (Magtymguly district, Balkan province, SW Turkmenistan) on May 20, 1975.

Collected by Alexander Napolov and Vladimir Gdalich Dolin

Ganglbauer L.:
Neue und weniger bekannte Longicornier des paläarktischen Faunengebietes.
Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 35: 515-524, [1885] 1886. [download pdf icon]

Villiers A.:
Contribution à la faune de l'Iran. I. - Coléoptères Cerambycidae.
Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 3 (2): 327-379, 1967. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Some preliminary results of the type-material study of the Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) collection of the National Museum of Natural History, Paris.
Russian Entomological Journal 2 (1): 47-50, 1993. [download pdf icon]

Prina A.O.:
Taxonomic review of the genus Crambe sect. Crambe (Brassicaceae, Brassiceae).
Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid 66 (1): 7-24, 2009. [download pdf icon]

Iranocoptosia fausti - genitalia

Male genitalia of Iranocoptosia fausti (Ganglbauer, 1886) in detail: A. lateral lobes, B. subgenital plate, C. aedeagus.
[Photo © David Navrátil]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusIranocoptosia Villiers, 1967
SpeciesIranocoptosia fausti (Ganglbauer, 1886)