Dorcadion glaucum, an endemic species to West Iran (Azarbaijan-e Sharqi province), has been described from "Transcaucaisa" by Franz Faldermann in 1837 [❖].
Its subspecies D. glaucum murzinianum occuring in the high western area of the Karasu River basin (Babak Castle environs) has been described by Maxim A. Lazarev in
2015. This taxon is characterized by very dense pronotal punctation, poor development of black elytral areas and presence of glabrous form in females [✮].
|Body length:||♂ 10.8 - 14.9 mm / ♀ 13.1 - 16.6 mm|
|Life cycle:||1 year|
|Adults in:||May - June|
|Host plant:||roots of herbaceous plants and grass|
|Distribution:||an endemic species to Āzarbāijān-e Sharqi province of Iran|
The depicted male beetle (paratype) was collected in Babak (قلعه بابک) castle environs (N38°50′54″ E46°59′09″; 2050 m a.s.l.,
5 km SW of Kaleybar, Kaleybar county, Azarbaijan-e Sharqi province, Iran) on April 29, 2014.
Collected by Sergei Murzin
Fauna entomologica Transcaucasica. Coleoptera 2. Longicornes vel Capricornes.
Nouveaux Mémoires de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou 5: 1-433, 1837.
New Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Caucasus and Iran.
Humanity space - International Almanac 4 (5): 1108-1117, 2015.