[= Acanthophorus rugiceps (Gahan, 1894)]
Subfamilia: PRIONINAE / Tribus: ACANTHOPHORINI
[Photo © David Navrátil, click on the picture for 4K resolution]
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 Life cycle: unknown Adults in: March - August Host plant: Acacia Distribution: Iran, India, Pakistan
The mounted beetles were collected by a local collector in Mithi environs (Deplo, Tharparkar District, Sindh province, SE Pakistan) in June, 2009. 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.
Descriptions of some new Species of Prionidæ.
The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, London 14 (6): 221-227, 1894. [download ]
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. [download ]
Anthracocentrus rugiceps ♂ [Photo © M.Rejzek]
Anthracocentrus rugiceps ♀ [Photo © M.Rejzek]
|Subfamilia||Prioninae Latreille, 1802|
|Tribus||Acanthophorini Thomson, 1864|
|Genus||Anthracocentrus Quentin et Villiers, 1983|
|Species||Anthracocentrus rugiceps (Gahan, 1894)|