ssp. sasanus Kadlec, 2006
[= Purpuricenus sasanus Kadlec, 2006]
Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE / Tribus: TRACHYDERINI
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]
Purpuricenus interscapillatus sasanus, a subspecies [❖] known from Zagros Mountains in Central-West Iran and distributed also in Eastern Iraq, was originally described by Stanislav Kadlec [✧] as separate species. Purpuricenus interscapillatus sasanus, well characterized for the small body, the long black spot on the middle of elytra and for the largely black shoulders, represents the easternmost subspecies of P. interscapillatus. The beetle oviposits on living terminal twigs of Acer monspessulanum cinerascens. The larva girdles the twig to interrupt flow of sap and develops in the dead part of the twig.
Body length: 10 - 18 mm Life cycle: 2 years Adults in: June and July Host plant: Acer monspessulanum cinerascens Distribution: Iran, Iraq
Depicted beetles were reared from larvae found in twigs of Acer monspessulanum cinerascens in Dorūd environs (1745 m a.s.l., Dorūd county, Lorestan Province, West Iran) on May 23, 2017.
Collected by D. Navrátil
Rapuzzi P. and Sama G.:
Revision of the Purpuricenus interscapillatus species - group and allied taxa (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Fragmenta entomologica, Roma 45 (1-2): 143-171, 2013. [download ]
Two new Cerambycid species from Kazakhstan and Iran (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Animma.x 12: 1-7, 2006. [download ]
[Photo © David Navrátil]
|Subfamilia||Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802|
|Tribus||Trachyderini Dupont, 1836|
|Genus||Purpuricenus Dejean, 1821|
|Species||Purpuricenus interscapillatus Plavilstshikov, 1937|
|Subspecies||Purpuricenus interscapillatus sasanus Kadlec, 2006|