This impressive beetle, described from India by Charles Joseph Gahan in 1884 [▽], is a nocturnal insect and in Iran it occurs in the Nubo-Sindian desert and semi-desert
confined to the lowlands around the Persian Gulf. The species occurs also in India and Pakistan.
The biology and WP-distribution of this remarkable species was described in detail by Martin Rejzek et al. in 2005 [✧].
|Body length:||45 - 87 mm|
|Adults in:||March - August|
|Distribution:||Iran, India, Pakistan|
The depicted living beetles were captured in Ḩasan Langī-ye Bālā village (حسن لنگي بالا) environs (155 m a.s.l., Bandar Abbas county,
Hormozgān province, South Iran) on July 17-19, 2004 by Martin Rejzek. The mounted female was collected in Pakistan.
Descriptions of some new Species of Prionidæ.
The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, London 14 (6): 221-227, 1894.
Rejzek M., Gillett C.P.D.T., Drumont A. & Gillett M.P.T.:
On the distribution and biology of the genus Anthracocentrus Quentin & Villiers, 1983 in the Persian Gulf Region (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Prioninae).
Lambillionea 105 (3) 1: 353-369, 2005.