Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) gashtarovi Sama, Dascalu & Pesarini, 2010

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIONINI
Dorcadion gashtarovi

[Photo © Lech Kruszelnicki]

Dorcadion gashtarovi, species described by Gianfranco Sama, Maria-Magdalena Dascălu and Carlo Pesarini in 2010 [❖], is known from several localities in Romania and Bulgaria along the coast of the Black Sea, in the historic region of Dobruja. This interesting beetle belongs to the Dorcadion divisum species group.

Body length:♂♂ 11.5 - 13.8 mm / ♀♀ 12.2 - 14.5 mm
Life cycle: 1 year
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:roots of herbaceous plants and grass
Distribution:Romania, Bulgaria

The depicted beetles were collected 9 km S of Badadag (Tulcea County, SE Romania) on May 1, 2012.

Collected and photographed by our friend Lech Kruszelnicki

Sama G., Dascălu M.-M., Pesarini C.:
Description of Dorcadion gashtarovi n.sp. (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from Romania and Bulgaria with review of the closely related species.
North-Western Journal of Zoology 6 2: 286-293, 2010. [download pdf icon]

Dorcadion gashtarovi
[Photo © Lech Kruszelnicki]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDorcadionini Swainson, 1840
GenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SubgenusCribridorcadion Pic, 1901
SpeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) gashtarovi Sama, Dascalu & Pesarini, 2010