Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) discodivisum Pic, 1939

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIONINI
Dorcadion discodivisum

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Dorcadion discodivisum, an endemic rare species to North-West Iran (East Azerbaijan), has been described from Khalkhāl village environs by Maurice Pic in 1939 [❖]. This species has long been considered only a form of D. laeve [✧], restituted was by Mikhal L. Danilevsky and Sergey V. Murzin in 2009 [✮]. D. discodivisum is a very local species, so far only one population is known around the village Khalkhāl (type locality) in Āzarbāijān-e Sharqi (East Azerbaijan) province.

Body length:♂ 11 - 13.4 mm / ♀ 13.7 - 15 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:roots of grasses
Distribution:an endemic species to Āzarbāijān-e Sharqi (East Azerbaijan) province of Iran

The depicted male beetle was collected 6 km E of Khalkhāl (خلخال‎) village (2050 m a.s.l., Koshksaray rural district, Central District of Marand County, Azarbāijān-e Sharqi province, Iran) on April 27, 2019.

Collected by J. Kadlec

Pic M.:
Notes diverses, nouveautés (Suite.).
L'Échange, Revue Linnéenne 55 (476): 21-22, 1939.

Breuning S.:
Revision der Dorcadionini (Col. Ceramb.)
Abhandlungen und Berichte aus dem staatlichen Museum für Tierkunde in Dresden 27: 666pp [pages 474-476], 1962. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L. and Murzin S.V.:
A revue of Dorcadion Dalman, 1817 species of "laeve-group" Part II (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae).
Les Cahiers Magellanes 93: 1-22, 2009. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDorcadionini Swainson, 1840
GenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SubgenusCribridorcadion Pic, 1901
SpeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) discodivisum Pic, 1939