Anisarthron cyrus (Villiers, 1971)
[= Falsanoeme cyrus (Villiers, 1971)]


Anisarthron cyrus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Anisarthron cyrus, an endemic species to Azerbaidjan and N Iran, develops analogously to its close relative Anisarthron barbipes (Schrank, 1781). Anisarthron cyrus is broadly polyphagous on deciduous trees preferring Fagus, Carpinus, Quercus, and Alnus. The limiting factor is the presence of a substrate convenient for its development. It comprises dead red-brown moist wood of wounded living trees (bases of dead branches, wounds in bark of trunks, etc.). The contact of the substrate with living tissue seems to be essential for the development of this beetle. The adult beetles are frequently found sitting on barkless wounds of living trees.

Body length:5 - 11 mm
Life cycle:2 years [?]
Adults in:June - July
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:Talysh (Azerbaidjan), NW Iran

The beetle in the pictures was found sitting on a wound of a living Acer species in N Iran, prov. Mazandaran, Calus.

Collected by M.Rejzek

Villiers A.:
Un nouveau Longicorne d'Iran, Falsanoeme cyrus, n. gen., n. sp.
L'Entomologiste, Paris 27 (6): 153-155, 1971.

Anisarthron cyrus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Spondylidinae Audinet-Serville, 1832
Tribus: Anisarthrini Mamaev & Danilevsky, 1973
Genus: Anisarthron Dejean, 1835
Species: Anisarthron cyrus (Villiers, 1971)