Phymatodes (Poecilium) alni (Linnaeus, 1767)
ssp. lateniger (Pic, 1945)
[= Poecilium alni elburzensis Holzschuh, 1977]


Phymatodes alni lateniger
[Photo © David Navrátil]

This interesting subspecies of Phymatodes (Poecilium) alni was firstly mentioned by Maurice Pic in 1945 and then described again by Carolus Holzschuh as Poecilium alni elburzensis in 1977 [❖]. So its valid name is Phymatodes (Poecilium) alni lateniger Pic, 1945.

Body length:3.2 - 6.1 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:April - May
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees, but prefers oak (Quercus)
Distribution:Azerbaijan, Iran

The depicted beetle was captured in Zanoos (1730 m a.s.l., Mazandaran province, N Iran) on May 26, 2019.

Collected by David Navrátil

Pic M.:
Nouvelles variétés de Coléoptères Longicornes
L'Échange, Revue Linnéenne 61 (500): 5-7, 1945.

Holzschuh C.:
Neue Bockkäfer aus Anatolien und Iran (Col., Cerambycidae).
Koleopterologische Rundschau, Wien 53: 127-136, 1977. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusCallidiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhymatodes Mulsant, 1839
SubgenusPoecilium Fairmaire, 1864
SpeciesPhymatodes (Poecilium) alni (Linnaeus, 1767)
SpeciesPhymatodes (Poecilium) alni lateniger (Pic, 1945)