Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) auratum Tournier, 1872
[= Dorcadion lederi Kraatz, 1878]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIINI
Dorcadion auratum
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

Dorcadion auratum is very rare and local species, known only from Georgia and Armenia.

Body length:♂♂ 10 - 13 mm / ♀♀ 11 - 14 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - May
Host plant:roots of grasses (Poaceae)
Distribution:Armenia, Georgia

The mounted beetles (male, androchromic female and autochromic female) were collected in Kaspi (კასპი) environs on April 17, 2014. Depicted living beetles were collected in Uplistsikhe (უფლისციხე) on May 11, 2016. Both localities are situated in Shida Kartli region of Eastern Georgia.

Dorcadion auratum
[Photo © P.Jelínek & M.Hoskovec]
Dorcadion auratum
Dorcadion auratum
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDorcadiini Thomson, 1860
GenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SubgenusCribridorcadion Pic, 1901
SpeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) auratum Tournier, 1872