[= Cyrtognathus Paradoxus (Faldermann, 1833)]
[= Cyrthognathus Aquilinus J. Thomson, 1865]
[= Dorysthenes (Cyrtognathus) Tippmanni Heyrovský, 1950]
Subfamilia: PRIONINAE / Tribus: PRIONINI
[Photo © David Navrátil, click on the picture for 4K resolution]
Dorysthenes (Cyrtognathus) paradoxus, an interesting East-Palaearctic species occuring in Russian Far East, China, and Mongolia, has been described as Prionus paradoxus from Mongolia by Franz Faldermann in 1833 [★].
Body length: ♂♂ 22 - 45 mm / ♀♀ 25 - 45 mm Life cycle: at least 3 years Adults in: July - September (depends on region) Host plant: polyphagous on roots of grasses, herbacenous plants and trees (Zea, Andropogon, Sorghum, Pinus, Cupressus, Quercus, Ulmus, Populus, Prunus, Salix, Paulownia) [❖] Distribution: Russian Far East, China, Mongolia
The depicted mounted beetles were collected in Yushuping (榆树坪) village environs (N35°40′ E104°30′; 2000 m a.s.l., 15 km NW of Dìngxī, Longxi county, Dìngxī prefecture, Gansu province, Northwest China) on July 28-30, 1997.
Collected by Emil Kučera
Species novæ Coleopterorum Mongoliæ et Sibiriæ incolarum.
Bulletin de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou 6: 46-72, 1833. [download ]
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Moscow: Higher School Consulting 1: 1-522 [page 40], 36 pls., 2014. [download ]
|Subfamilia||Prioninae Latreille, 1802|
|Tribus||Prionini Latreille, 1802|
|Genus||Dorysthenes Vigors, 1826|
|Subgenus||Cyrtognathus Dejean, 1835|
|Species||Dorysthenes (Cyrtognathus) paradoxus (Faldermann, 1833)|