Subfamilia: LAMIINAE / Tribus: DORCADIONINI
[Photo © David Navrátil]
Beautiful, rare and endemic Dorcadion buresi, described by Czech entomologist František Štěrba from Xanthi (North Greece) in 1922 [❖], is thanks its size, body shape and intensive white-grey pubescence (in look more similar to Central-Asian Dorcadion species) really unique beetle among European members of the genus.
Body length: ♂♂ 17-19 mm / ♀♀ 18-21 mm Life cycle: 1 year Adults in: March - June Host plant: roots of grasses (Poaceae) Distribution: an endemic species to North Greece
The depicted mounted beetles were found on Kromnikón Mt. near Xanthi (700-860 m a.s.l., Galani environs, East Macedonia, Greece) on May 15-16,2016. The living specimens were photographed near Xanthi (Galani environs, East Macedonia, Greece) in April 2016.
Collected by David Navrátil and Karel Hodek
Dorcadion bureši n. sp. (Col.)
Časopis České Společnosti Entomologické / Acta Societatis Entomologicae Cechosloveniae 19 (1-2): 1-2, 1922 [download ]
Pesarini C. and Sabbadini A.:
Ricerche sui Dorcadionini di Grecia IV. Le specie della Macedonia e della Tracia (Coleoptera Cerambycidae).
Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale in Milano 151 (2): 179-216, 2010. [download ]
[Photo © Karel Hodek]
Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Dorcadionini Swainson, 1840
Genus: Dorcadion Dalman, 1817
Subgenus: Cribridorcadion Pic, 1901
Species: Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) buresi Štěrba, 1922