Dorysthenes (Baladeva) walkeri Waterhouse, 1840

Subfamilia: PRIONINAE  /  Tribus: PRIONINI
Dorysthenes walkeri

Dorysthenes (Baladeva) walkeri ♂ [Photo © David Navrátil, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Dorysthenes (Baladeva) walkeri, an impressive representative of the Prionini tribe widespread in the Oriental region (China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam), was described as Baladeva walkeri from Myanmar by George Robert Waterhouse in [★]. D. walkeri was first reported in the area of our interest (Arasbaran environs, East Azerbaijan province of Iran) in 2005 [▽].

Body length:28 - 79 mm
Life cycle:at least 3 years
Adults in:May - November
Host plant:polyphagous in broadleaf trees
Distribution:China, Iran, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam


The depicted mounted beetles were collected by a local collector in mountain rain forests in Mae Tha environs (Mae Tha district, Lamphun province, North Thailand) in October, 2009.


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Waterhouse G.R.:
XLV. Descriptions of two new Coleopterous Insects, from the Collection of Sir Patrick Walker.
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 2 (4): 225-229, 1840. [download pdf icon]

[★]
Özdikmen H., Ghahari H. & Turgut S., 2009:
New records for palaearctic Cerambycidae from Iran with zoogeographical remarks (Col.: Cerambycoidea: Cerambycidae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 4 (1): 1-18, 2009. [download pdf icon]

Gahan Ch.J.:
The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Coleoptera. - Vol. I. (Cerambycidæ).
C.T. Bingham, London, 329 pp. [pages 8-9], 1906. [download pdf icon]


Dorysthenes walkeri

[Photo © David Navrátil, click on the picture for 4K resolution]
Dorysthenes walkeri

Dorysthenes (Baladeva) walkeri ♂ [Photo © David Navrátil, click on the picture for 4K resolution]
Dorysthenes walkeri
Dorysthenes (Baladeva) walkeri ♂ [Photo © André De Kesel]


 
SubfamiliaPrioninae Latreille, 1802
TribusPrionini Latreille, 1802
GenusDorysthenes Vigors, 1826
SubgenusBaladeva Waterhouse, 1840
SpeciesDorysthenes (Baladeva) walkeri Waterhouse, 1840