Pogonarthron (Pogonarthron) bedeli (Semenov, 1900)
[= Polyarthron bedeli Semenov, 1900]

Subfamilia: PRIONINAE  /  Tribus: PRIONINI
Pogonarthron bedeli
[Photo © Lech Kruszelnicki]

Pogonarthron bedeli, a rare species endemic to Tajikistan, has been described from Gissar Range (Tajikistan) by Andrej Petrovitsch Semenov Tian-Shanskij in 1900 [❖]. This interesting beetle is known from decidouous forests on south slope of Gissar range (Қаторкӯҳи Ҳисор) with distribution area long ca 100 km only. Males fly in the first half of the night from early August to September and can be attracted to artificial light. Females are unknown. Larvae develop in soil, probably on roots of deciduous trees and shrubs [✧].

Body length:♂♂ 26.5 - 35.5 mm (females unknown)
Life cycle:unknown
Adults in:August - September
Host plant:unknown
Distribution:a species endemic to Tajikistan

The depicted beetle was collected in Gissar Range, Tajikistan.

Semenov Tian-Shanskij A.P.:
Polyarthron Bedeli, sp. n. and a review of its Russian relatives (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Horae Societatis Entomologicae Rossicae, St. Petersbourg 34 (1-2) [1899]: 249-259, 1900. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Review of genus Pogonarthron Semenov, 1900 with a description of a new species (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Les Cahiers Magellanes 40: 1-14, 2004. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [page 60], 2014. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaPrioninae Latreille, 1802
TribusPrionini Latreille, 1802
GenusPogonarthron Semenov, 1900
SubgenusPogonarthron Semenov, 1900
SpeciesPogonarthron (Pogonarthron) bedeli (Semenov, 1900)