Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) biforme Kraatz, 1873

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIONINI
Dorcadion biforme
[Photo © David Navrátil]

Dorcadion biforme, a Dorcadion species endemic to Iran, was described by Gustav Kraatz from Hadschgabad environs ("Persien"= Iran) in 1873 [❖].

Body length:12 - 16 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:roots of herbaceous plants and grass
Distribution:species endemic to Iran


The depicted beetles were collected in Raẕī (رضي) village environs (1973 m a.s.l., Central district of Ramian county, Golestan province, Iran) on May 20, 2019.

Collected by David Navrátil


[❖] 
Kraatz G.:
Die Käfer Europas. Nach der Natur beschrieben von Dr. G. Kraatz im Anschluss an die Käfer Europa's von Dr. H. C. Küster.
In Küster: Die Käfer Europas nach der Natur beschrieben 29: 1-101 [page 53], 1873. [download pdf icon]


Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Dorcadionini Swainson, 1840
Genus: Dorcadion Dalman, 1817
Subgenus: Cribridorcadion Pic, 1901
Species: Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) biforme Kraatz, 1873