Pogonarthron semenovianum, a very rare and not often collected species known only from South Tajikistan and North Afghanistan, has been described from Buchara environs
(Tajikistan) as Prionus semenovianus by Nikolai N. Plavilstshikov in 1936 [❖]. The best known locality of the species are very dry hilly steppes
in around Kulob/Кӯлоб (900 - 1000 m a.s.l). The vast majority of known specimens were caught during deep, hot nights at the turn of July and August [✧].
|Body length:||26 - 34 mm|
|Adults in:||June - August|
|Distribution:||North Afghanistan, Tajikistan|
The depicted male beetle was collected in Tughmagi (Туғмагӣ) village environs (900 m a.s.l, 10 km S of Kulob, Khatlon region, Tajikistan) on August 8, 2008.
Collected by Oleg V. Pak
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Pogonarthron (Multicladum subgen. n.) and a female of Pogonarthron (Pseudomonocladum Villiers, 1961, stat. nov.) minutum (Pic, 1905) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
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Review of genus Pogonarthron Semenov, 1900 with a description of a new species (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
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New data on distribution, biology, and ecology of longhorn beetles from the area of west Tajikistan (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
ZooKeys 606: 41-64, 2016.