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