Rhagium (Megarhagium) iranum Heller, 1940

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: RHAGIINI

Rhagium iranum
[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


[❖]
Heller K.M.:
Eine neue Rhagium-Art aus Persien. [Col. Ceramb.].
Mitteilungen der M√ľnchener entomologischen Gessellschaft 30 (3): 842-843, 1940.
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Subfamilia: Lepturinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Rhagiini Kirby, 1837
Genus: Rhagium Fabricius, 1775
Subgenus: Megarhagium Reitter, 1913
Species: Rhagium (Megarhagium) iranum Heller, 1940