Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) ringenbachi Rapuzzi & Sama, 2018

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIINI
Dorcadion ringenbachi
[Photo © Jean-Claude Ringenbach]

Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) ringenbachi, an endemic Iraqi species discovered by Jean-Claude Ringenbach, was recently described by Pierpaolo Rapuzzi and Gianfranco Sama. Only two specimens were found, the holotype is in collection of Pierpaolo Rapuzzi.

Body length:15.5 mm
Life cycle: 1 year
Adults in:May
Host plant:roots of herbaceous plants and grass

The depicted beetle (paratype) was collected in Galala environs (N36°39′53″ E44°47′47″ - 2560 m a.s.l.; Erbil Governorate, Kurdistan Region of Iraq) on May 14, 2014.

Collected by Jean-Claude Ringenbach

Rapuzzi P. & Sama G.:
New taxa and notes on the systematic of Paleartic longhorn-beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Munis Entomology & Zoology Journal 13 (1): 1-39, 2018. [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Dorcadiini Thomson, 1860
Genus: Dorcadion Dalman, 1817
Subgenus: Cribridorcadion Pic, 1901
Species: Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) ringenbachi Rapuzzi & Sama, 2018