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

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIINI

Dorcadion sulcipenne argonauta
[Photo © P.Jelínek & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Dorcadion sulcipenne argonauta, a subspecies known from Eastern Turkey and Armenia, has been 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.Baidak in Ilıca environs (1900 m a.s.l., Erzurum province, Turkey) on May 6, 1998.

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
TribusDorcadiini Thomson, 1860
GenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SubgenusCribridorcadion Pic, 1901
SpeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) sulcipenne Küster, 1847
SubspeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) sulcipenne argonauta Suvorov, 1913