Rhagium (Rhagium) caucasicum Reitter, 1889
ssp. semicorne Holzschuh, 1974
[= Rhagium semicorne Holzschuh, 1974]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: RHAGIINI

Rhagium caucasicum semicorne
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Body length:13 - 18 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:probably polyphagous in deciuous trees
Distribution:Azerbaidjan, North Iran

This rare insect is endemic to the mountains of the Caspian region. We have recorded it from Pterocarya and Quercus but other deciduous trees will probably also serve as hosts. The depicted beetle was collected near Asalem (North Iran, Gilan province).

Collected by M.Rejzek

Subfamilia: Lepturinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Rhagiini Kirby, 1837
Genus: Rhagium Fabricius, 1775
Subgenus: Rhagium Fabricius, 1775
Species: Rhagium (Rhagium) caucasicum Reitter, 1889
Subspecies: Rhagium (Megarhagium) caucasicum semicorne Holzschuh, 1974