Pogonarthron (Pseudomonocladum) minutum (Pic, 1905)
[= Pogonarthron obenbergeri (Heyrovský, 1939)]
[= Pogonarthron loeffleri Fuchs, 1956)]

Subfamilia: PRIONINAE  /  Tribus: PRIONINI

Pogonarthron minutum
[Photo © M.Rejzek]

This very elegant beetle is endemic to the Zagros Mountains in Iran. Males fly shortly after dusk and can be attracted to strong sources of artificial light. Females walk on the ground and oviposit into the soil. They are very crepuscular and never come to light.

Body length:♂ 15 - 25 mm
Life cycle:unknown
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:unknown

Collected by M.Rejzek

For a new status of subgenus Pseudomonocladum see: Danilevsky M.L., Komiya Z: Humanity space International Almanac 3 (2), 267-271 (2014)  pdf icon

Pogonarthron minutum
Pogonarthron minutum
Pogonarthron minutum
[Photo © M.Rejzek]

Subfamilia: Prioninae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Prionini Latreille, 1802
Genus: Pogonarthron Semenov, 1900
Subgenus: Pseudomonocladum Villiers, 1961
Species: Pogonarthron (Pseudomonocladum) minutum (Pic, 1905)