Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE / Tribus: RHAGIINI
[Photo © David Navrátil]
Rhagium pygmaeum, known from Azerbaijan (Talysh) and North Iran, was described by Ludwig Ganglbauer in 1882 [❖]. Species with bionomy similar to other Rhagium taxa - larvae developing under bark of dead decidous trees, pupation during late summer, adults are overwintering. Beetles, active in spring and early summer, are common flower visitors [✧].
Body length: ♂♂ 10 - 16 mm / ♀♀ 14 - 18 mm Life cycle: 2 years Adults in: April - June Host plant: polyphagous in deciduous trees (Quercus, Carpinus) Distribution: Azerbaijan, Iran
Depicted beetles were collected on blosoming Crataegus in Zānūs (زانوس) environs (1730 m a.s.l., Kojur District, Nowshahr County, Mazandaran province, North Iran) on May 19, 2019.
Collected by David Navrátil
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Moscow: Higher School Consulting 1 : 1-522, 2014. [download ]
Subfamilia: Lepturinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Rhagiini Kirby, 1837
Genus: Rhagium Fabricius, 1775
Subgenus: Megarhagium Reitter, 1913
Species: Rhagium (Megarhagium) pygmaeum Ganglbauer, 1882