Conizonia (Conizonioides) kalashiana Danilevsky, 1992

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI

Conizonia kalashiana

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Conizonia kalashiana has been described by Mikhail Danilevsky [❖] from Mount Ara (Արա լեռ / Ara leř; Kotayk Province, Armenia) in 1992. The species is closely related to Conizonia anularis Holzschuh, 1984 from SE Turkey, but differs first of all by the shape of prothorax which is strongly enlarged posteriorly (in C. annularis is nearly cylindrical) and all parts of body are covered with grey adpressed pubescence (yellow in C. annularis).

Body length:13 - 15 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:unknown
Distribution:endemic species to Armenia

The depicted beetle was collected in Byurakan (Բյուրական) environs (Aragatsotn Province, Armenia) on June 6, 2013.

Collected by Karel Hodek

Danilevsky M.L.:
New species of Cerambycidae from Transcaucasia with some new data (Insecta: Coleoptera).
Senckenbergiana Biologica, Frankfurt am Main 72 (1/3): 107-117, 1992. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H. and Turgut S.:
A new subgenus to Conizonia Fairmaire, 1864 (Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Phytoeciini)
Munis Entomology & Zoology 10 (1): 49-52, 2015. [download pdf icon]

Conizonia kalashiana - genitalia

Male genitalia of Conizonia (Conizonioides) kalashiana Danilevsky, 1992 in detail: A. aedeagus, B. lateral lobes, C. subgenital plate.
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SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusConizonia Fairmaire, 1864
SubgenusConizonioides Özdikmen, 2015
SpeciesConizonia (Conizonioides) kalashiana Danilevsky, 1992