Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) shirvanicum Bogatchev, 1934
ssp. shirvanicum Bogatchev, 1934

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIINI

shirvanicum shirvanicum
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

This beautiful and rare Dorcadion is known from planes of East Azerbaijan. We know only one polupation near Perekeshkiul in Sumgait River Valley (ca 30 km W of Baku), but according the original description the taxon can be distributed also W 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.

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 pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Dorcadiini Thomson, 1860
Genus: Dorcadion Dalman, 1817
Subgenus: Cribridorcadion Pic, 1901
Species: Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) shirvanicum Bogatchev, 1934
Species: Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) shirvanicum shirvanicum Bogatchev, 1934