Cerambyx (Cerambyx) cerdo acuminatus Motschulsky, 1853, a subspecies occuring in Crimea, Caucasus, Transcaucasia, Asia Minor and Near East, has been described from Caucasus as Cerambyx acuminatus
by Victor Ivanovitsch Motschulsky in 1853 [✧]. This subspecies has been considered by some experts to be a synonym of C. c. cerdo, but is currently accepted as a valid taxon. C. c. acuminatus
is particularly different by its coarser elytral sculpture, stouter body and more conspicuous apical elytral thorns. [❖] The biology is analogous to the nominate subspecies.
|Body length:||18 - 30 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 - 3 years|
|Adults in:||May - July|
|Host plant:||predominantly in Quercus spp.|
|Distribution:||Crimea, South Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey|
The depicted male beetle was collected in Lazarevskoye (Ла́заревское) environs (Lazarevsky City district of the city of Sochi, Krasnodar krai, Southern Federal District, Russia).
Études Entomologiques 1 : 77-80, 1853.
Cerambyx cerdo iranicus Heyrovský, 1951 and other subspecies of Cerambyx cerdo Linnaeus, 1758 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Humanity space - International Almanac 8 (2): 199-207, 2019.