Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) sulcipenne Küster, 1847
ssp. argonauta Suvorov, 1913
[= Dorcadion argonauta Suvorov, 1913]
[= Dorcadion kurda Suvorov, 1913]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIONINI
Dorcadion sulcipenne argonauta
[Photo © P.Jelínek & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Dorcadion sulcipenne is a Caucasian/Transcaucasian taxon described from Georgia by Heinrich Carl Küster in 1847 [✮]. D. sulcipenne argonauta, a subspecies known from Eastern Turkey and Armenia, has been originally described as Dorcadion argonauta from Kisilkom* village environs (Erivan Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty of the Russian Empire) by Georgy Suvorov in 1913 [❖]. However, according to Maxim Lazarev [✧], this taxon is not a separate species but a subspecies of Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) sulcipenne Küster, 1847.

*Kisilkom is listed as a type locality in the description, but on the type label is written Kisilkotch, which means Kzyl-Koch/Kizilkoch, nowadays Ashotsk (Աշոցքú), a village and rural community (municipality) in the Shirak Province of Armenia. [☆]

Body length:11 - 14 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - May
Host plant:larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae)
Distribution:Eastern Turkey, Armenia

The depicted beetles were collected by S.I. Baidak in Ilıca environs (1900 m a.s.l., Erzurum province, Turkey) on May 6, 1998.

Küster H.C.:
Die Käfer Europa's. Nach der Natur beschrieben. Mit Beiträgen mehrerer Entomologen.
Bauer & Raspe, Nürnberg 8: № 1-100, 1847. [download pdf icon]

Suvorov G.L.:
Beschreibung neuer Cerambyciden-Arten (Coleoptera).
Revue Russe d'Entomologie, Saint-Petersbourg 13 (1): 66-81, 1913. [download pdf icon]

Lazarev M.A.:
Заметки по спорным вопросам систематики и распространения жуков-усачей (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) Poccии и coпрeдeльныx cтрaн.
Aктyaльныe пpoблeмы пpиopитeтныx нaпрaвлeний paзвития ecтecтвeнныx нayк, Mocквa, MПГУ, 129-136, 2008. [download pdf icon]

Lazarev M.A.:
Species Group Taxa of Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) Described by G. L. Suvorov and Their Types Preserved in the Zoological Museum of the Moscow State University, in the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg and in siberian Zoological museum, Novosibirsk.
Humanity space International Almanac 5 (2): 239-300, 2016. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDorcadionini Swainson, 1840
GenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SubgenusCribridorcadion Pic, 1901
SpeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) sulcipenne Küster, 1847
SubspeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) sulcipenne argonauta Suvorov, 1913