Ropalopus (Ropalopus) nataliyae Danilevsky et Skrylnik, 2014

Ropalopus nataliyae
[Photo © Lech Kruszelnicki]

Ropalopus nataliyae is rare, in maples developing endemic Iranian species, recently described by Mikhail Danilevsky and Yuri Skrylnik from mountains in Golestan province [❖].

Body length:15 - 20 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years [?]
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:maples (Acer spp.)
Distribution:an endemic species to Iran

The depicted mounted beetles were reared from larvae found in dead maple (Acer sp.). Collected by our friend Lech Kruszelnicki 3 km SE of Khosh Yeylāq (Golestān province, Iran) in June 2015.

Danilevsky M.L. and Skrylnik Yu.E.:
Two new Longicorn (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) species from Iran.
Humanity space International Almanac 3 (4): 690-694, 2014. [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Callidiini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Ropalopus Mulsant, 1839
Subgenus: Ropalopus Mulsant, 1839
Species: Ropalopus (Ropalopus) nataliyae Danilevsky et Skrylnik, 2014