Vadonia instigmata Pic, 1889
[= Vadonia bitliensis var. instigmata Pic, 1889]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Vadonia instigmata

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Vadonia instigmata, an unmistakable and massive Irano-Anatolian Vadonia species, has been described from Bitlis (Turkey) as Vadonia bitliensis var. instigmata by Maurice Pic in 1889 [▽]. V. instigmata was considered to be endemic to Turkey for a long time, but it also occurs in Iran [✧].

Body length:15 - 19 mm
Life cycle:2 years [?]
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:unknown
Distribution:Iran, Turkey

The depicted beetles were collected in Shamshir (شمشير‎) environs (1830 m a.s.l.; Central District of Paveh County, Kermanshah province, Iran) on May 26, 2017.

Collected by David Navrátil

Pic M.:
Séance du 11 septembre 1889. [Description d'une espèce nouvelle de Longicorne du genre Neodorcadion communication sur Vadonia bitliensis Chevr.].
Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France, Paris 9 (6): clxxv-clxxvi, 1889. [download pdf icon]

Vartanis J.:
Vadonia persica sp.nov. from Iran and Vadonia klichai sp. nov. from Greece, two new species of the genus Vadonia (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 12 (1): 341-345, 2017. [download pdf icon]

Vadonia instigmata - genitalia

Male genitalia of Vadonia instigmata Pic, 1889 in detail: A. lateral lobes, B. subgenital plate. C. aedeagus,
[Photo © David Navrátil]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1804
GenusVadonia Mulsant, 1863
SpeciesVadonia instigmata Pic, 1889