Leiopus (Leiopus) kharazii Holzschuh, 1974

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: ACANTHOCININI
Leiopus kharazii
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Leiopus kharazii, a rare species occuring in a relatively small area of Azerbaijan and North Iran, has been described from Nowshahr environs (North Iran) by Carolus Holzschuh in 1974 [✱].

Body length:6 - 10 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:probably polyphagous on deciduous trees, recorded from Tilia sp.
Distribution:Azerbaijan (Talysh), North Iran

The depicted beetle (8 mm) was collected in Peshtatuk village environs (Talysh Mts., Lerik district, Lankaran–Astara economic region, Azerbaijan) on June 7, 2008.

Collected by Denis G. Kasatkin

Holzschuh C.:
Neue bockkäfer aus Pakistan, Iran, Anatolien und Mazedonien (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Österreichischer Entomologen 25 (3/4): 1973 (1974). [download pdf icon]

Wallin H., Kwamme T. and Lin M.:
A review of the genera Leiopus Audinet-Serville, 1835 and Acanthocinus, Dejean, 1821 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae, Lamiinae, Acanthocinini) in Asia, with descriptions of six new species of Leiopus from China.
Zootaxa 3326: 1–36, 2012. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusAcanthocinini Blanchard, 1845
GenusLeiopus Audinet-Serville, 1835
SubgenusLeiopus Audinet-Serville, 1835
SpeciesLeiopus (Leiopus) kharazii Holzschuh, 1974