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

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

Pogonarthron minutum has been described from "Persia" as Polyarthron minutum by Maurice Pic in 1905 [❖]. This very elegant and rare 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. For a new status of subgenus Pseudomonocladum check paper by Michail Danilevsky and Ziro Komiya from 2014 [✧].

Body length:♂♂ 18 - 23 mm / ♀♀ 17-18 mm
Life cycle:unknown
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:unknown
Distribution:a species endemic to Iran

The depicted beetles were collected in Iran by Lech Kruszelnicki and M.Rejzek.

Pic M.:
Enumération des Longicornes recueillis en Asie par M. de Morgan.
Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris 11: 390-393, 1905. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L. and Komiya Z.:
Pogonarthron (Multicladum subgen. n.) and a female of Pogonarthron (Pseudomonocladum Villiers, 1961, stat. nov.) minutum (Pic, 1905) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Humanity space - International Almanac 3 (2): 267-271, 2014. [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]

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

SubfamiliaPrioninae Latreille, 1802
TribusPrionini Latreille, 1802
GenusPogonarthron Semenov, 1900
SubgenusPseudomonocladum Villiers, 1961
SpeciesPogonarthron (Pseudomonocladum) minutum (Pic, 1905)