Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE / Tribus: RHAGIINI
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Rhagium iranum, desribed by Karl Maria Heller in 1940 [❖], belongs to the rarest species endemic to Iran. The life history and habitat requirements of this beetle closely resemble those of Rhagium sycophanta (Schrank, 1781).
Body length: 15 - 26 mm Life cycle: 2 years Adults in: May - June Host plant: Quercus spp. Distribution: a species endemic to Iran
The adults are crepuscular. The depicted beetles were collected near Minudast (NE Iran, Khorasan province).
Collected by M.Rejzek
Eine neue Rhagium-Art aus Persien. [Col. Ceramb.].
Mitteilungen der Münchener entomologischen Gessellschaft 30 (3): 842-843, 1940.
Subfamilia: Lepturinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Rhagiini Kirby, 1837
Genus: Rhagium Fabricius, 1775
Subgenus: Megarhagium Reitter, 1913
Species: Rhagium (Megarhagium) iranum Heller, 1940