Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) cinerarium (Fabricius, 1787)
ssp. perroudi Pic, 1942
[= Dorcadion sericatum Ganglbauer, 1884]
[= Dorcadion caucasicum Plavilstshikov, 1948]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIONINI
Dorcadion cinerarium perroudi

[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) cinerarium, described from South Russia as Lamia cineraria by Johann Christian Fabricius in 1787 [❖], is one of the most common and widely distributed species of the genus, occupying the territories of the whole Ukraine and Moldova, as well as south of Russia and north-east Azerbaijan. D. cinerarium is not only one of the first described Dorcadions but is also probably a longhorn beetle with the largest number of known subspecies. One of the twenty subspecies (spring 2021), a subspecies endemic to Crimea, is D. cinerarium perroudi described as Dorcadion sericatum v. Perroudi by Maurice Pic in 1942 [✧]. A complex and detail revision of taxon cinerarium by Maxim Lazarev was published in 2011 [▽].

Body length:♂♂ 9.8-13.2 mm / ♀♀ 11.3-15.5 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:roots and basal stem parts of Poaceae
Distribution:an endemic subspecies to Crimea (Russia)

The depicted beetles (♂ 12 mm / ♀ 13 mm ) were collected ca 3.5 S of Tankove (Танковое) (N44°37′28″ E33°47′52″; Chardakly-Bair plateau, Bakhchysarai Raion, Crimea, Russia) on May 9, 2017.

Collected by Kirill V. Makarov

Fabricius J.Ch.:
Mantissa insectorum sistens eorum species nuper detectas adiectis characteribus genericis, differentiis specificis, emendationibus, observationibus.
Hafniae, Proft 1: xx + 348pp, 1787. [download pdf icon]

Pic M.:
Opuscula martialis VII.
L'Echange, Revue Linnéenne, Numéro spécial 7: 1-16, 1942. [download pdf icon]

Lazarev M.A.:
A revision of the taxonomic structure of Dorcadion cinerarium (Fabricius, 1787) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Studies and Reports of District Museum Prague-East, Taxonomical Series 7 (1-2): 255-292, 2011. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDorcadionini Swainson, 1840
GenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SubgenusCribridorcadion Pic, 1901
SpeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) cinerarium (Fabricius, 1787)
SubspeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) cinerarium perroudi Pic, 1942