Prionus corpulentus Bates, 1878

Subfamilia: PRIONINAE  /  Tribus: PRIONINI

Prionus corpulentus
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Prionus corpulentus, an interesting representative of the Oriental entomofauna whose area of occurrence extends from India, Nepal and Pakistan to Afghanistan in the west, has been described from Murree environs (Punjab, Pakistan) by Henry Walter Bates in 1878 [❖].

Body length:33 - 54 mm
Life cycle:at least 3 years [?]
Adults in:June - September
Host plant:polyphagous in rotten wood of broadleaf trees
Distribution:Afghanistan [✧], Pakistan, India, Nepal

The depicted mounted male beetle was collected in Dao Khan village environs (2600 m a.s.l., Hattian Bala district, Azad Kashmir territory, Pakistan) on August 2-6, 2003.

Collected by Walter Heinz

Bates H.W.:
On new Species of Coleopterous Insects (Geodephaga and Longicornia) taken by Dr. Stoliczka during the Forsyth Expedition to Kashgar in 1873-74.
Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Society of London 1878: 713-721. [download pdf icon]

Lazarev M.A.:
Catalogue of Afghanistan Longhorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) with two descriptions of new Phytoecia (Parobereina Danilevsky, 2018) from Central Asia.
Humanity space - International Almanac 8 (2): 104-140, 2019. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaPrioninae Latreille, 1802
TribusPrionini Latreille, 1802
GenusPrionus Geoffroy, 1762
SpeciesPrionus corpulentus Bates, 1878