ssp. shirvanicum Bogatchev, 1934
Subfamilia: LAMIINAE / Tribus: DORCADIONINI
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Dorcadion shirvanicum was described as Dorcadion mniszechi shirvanica on the base of a glabrous totally black female, appearing similar to D. mniszechi Kraatz, 1873, from Sumgait River valley in Eastern Azerbaijan by Alexei Vladimirovitch Bogatchev in 1934 [✧][▽]. Elevation to the valid separate species was done (in form of a short note) by M.L. Danilevsky and S.I. Khvylia in 1987 [▽]. This beautiful and rare Dorcadion is known from planes of East Azerbaijan. We know only one population near Perekeshkiul in Sumgait River Valley (ca 30 km W of Baku), but according the original description the taxon can be distributed also West of Shemakha [❖].
Body length: ♂ 11 - 17.3 mm / ♀ 14.3 - 18 mm Life cycle: 1 year Adults in: March - May Host plant: larvae feed on roots of various grass species Distribution: endemic to Azerbaijan
The depicted beetles were collected in Perekeshkiul environs (Azerbaijan) on March 30, 2013.
The materials to study the beetles fauna of Apsheron Peninsula.
Transactions of Azerbajdzhan Department of Transcaucasian Branch of Academia of Sciences of the USSR (zoological section) 7: 14-71, 1934.
Danilevsky M.L. and Khvylia S.I.:
Вестник зоологии / Vestnik Zoologii 6: 82, 1987 [download ]
Cortodera neali sp. n. from Iran and Dorcadion shirvanicum azerbajdzhanicum Plavilstshikov, 1937 stat. N. from Azerbajdzhan (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Les Cahiers Magellanes 32: 1-7, 2004 [download ]
Danilevsky M.L. and Murzin S.V.:
A revue of Dorcadion Dalman, 1817 species of "laeve-group" Part I (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae).
Les Cahiers Magellanes 92: 1-20, 2009 [download ]
|Subfamilia||Lamiinae Latreille, 1825|
|Tribus||Dorcadionini Swainson, 1840|
|Genus||Dorcadion Dalman, 1817|
|Subgenus||Cribridorcadion Pic, 1901|
|Species||Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) shirvanicum Bogatchev, 1934|
|Subspecies||Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) shirvanicum shirvanicum Bogatchev, 1934|