Molorchus (Caenoptera) monticola Plavilstshikov, 1931

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: MOLORCHINI
Molorchus monticola
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Molorchus monticola, a species with a limited occurrence to Transcaucasia, has been described as Molorchus minor var. monticola by Nikolai N. Plavilstshikov in 1931 [▽].

Body length:8 - 11 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Prunus, Carpinus, Fagus etc.)
Distribution:Azerbaijan (Talysh), Armenia, North Iran, Turkmenistan


The depicted beetles were beaten from blossoming hawthorn (Crataegus sp.) in: ♂ Zānūs (زانوس) village environs (1730 m a.s.l., Kojur district, Nowshahr county, Māzandarān province, Iran) on May 21, 2017; ♀ Lichk (Լիճք,) village environs (1772 m a.s.l., Zangezur Mts., Syunik Province, South Armenia) on June 1, 2017.

Collected by David Navrátil


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Plavilstshikov N.N.:
Cerambycidae I. Cerambycinae : Disteniini, Cerambycini 1 (Protaxina, Spondylina, Asemina, Saphanina, Achrysonina, Oemina, Cerambycina).
Bestimmungs-Tabellen der europäischen Coleopteren, Troppau 100: 1-102, 1931. [download pdf icon]



 
SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusMolorchini Mulsant, 1863
GenusMolorchus Fabricius, 1793
SubgenusCaenoptera Thomson, 1859
SpeciesMolorchus (Caenoptera) monticola Plavilstshikov, 1931