Idactus iranicus Breuning, 1975

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: ANCYLONOTINI
Idactus iranicus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Idactus iranicus is a nocturnal species and occasionally comes to light. Adults can rather be collected on their host plants at night. Since its description [❖] known only from Iran, Idactus iranicus was recently reported by Czech entomologists also from Arabian peninsula [✧].

Body length:8 - 12 mm
Life cycle:1 year [?]
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:April - June
Distribution:United Arab Emirates, Iran, Oman

The depicted beetles were collected in Faryab NE Bandar-e Abbas (Hormozgan province, South Iran).

Collected by M.Rejzek

Breuning S.:
Ergebnisse der Bhutan-Expedition 1972 des Naturhistorischen Museums in Basel Coleoptera: Fam. Cerambycidae - Lamiinae.
Entomologica Basiliensa 1: 335-365, 1975.

Ambrus R., Grosser W.:
Contribution to the knowledge of longhorn beetles from Dhofar region in sultanate of Oman (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Humanity Space International Almanac 1 (2): 448-457, 2012. [download pdf icon]

Idactus iranicus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Idactus iranicus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Ancylonotini Lacordaire, 1869
Genus: Idactus Pascoe, 1864
Species: Idactus iranicus Breuning, 1975