Iberodorcadion (Baeticodorcadion) parmeniforme (Escalera, 1902)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIONINI
Iberodorcadion parmeniforme

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Iberodorcadion (Baeticodorcadion) parmeniforme, an interesting Iberodorcadion species known from South-East Spain (provinces Jaén, Granada, Murcia, Albacete), was described from Santiago de la Espada (Granada) as Dorcadion parmeniforme by Martínez de la Escalera in 1902 [❖]. This taxon was later considered only a subspecies of Dorcadion (Iberodorcadion) mucidum. Eventually, after studying a wide series of individuals from "Iberodorcadion mucidum" six different populations, the taxon Iberodorcadion parmeniforme (Escalera, 1902) was rehabilitated and also clearly separated from its congener Iberodorcadion mucidum by Antonio Verdugo Páez in 2014 [✧].

Body length:12 - 19 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:roots and basal stem parts of Poaceae
Distribution:an endemic species South-East Spain (provinces Jaén, Granada, Murcia, Albacete)


The depicted beetle was reared from larva found on slopes of Sierra de La Sagra (1700 m a.d.l, Granada province, Spain) on October 2, 2013.

Collected by Antonio Verdugo Páez


[❖]
Martínez de la Escalera y Pérez de Rozas M.:
Especies nuevas del género «Dorcadion».
Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Historia Natural 2: 278-291, 1902. [download pdf icon]

[✧]
Verdugo Páez A.:
Acerca de la verdadera identidad de Dorcadion mucidum var. nigrosparsum Pic, 1941, descripción de Iberodorcadion (Baeticodorcadion) chiqui n. sp. y rehabilitación de Dorcadion parmeniforme Escalera, 1902 (Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Dorcadionini).
Revista gaditana de Entomología 5 (1): 159-174, 2014. [download pdf icon]



 
SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDorcadionini Swainson, 1840
GenusIberodorcadion Breuning, 1943
SubgenusBaeticodorcadion Vives, 1976
SpeciesIberodorcadion (Baeticodorcadion) parmeniforme (Escalera, 1902)