Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) glaucum Faldermann, 1837
ssp. murzinianum Lazarev, 2015
[= Dorcadion glaucum murzinianus Lazarev, 2015]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIONINI
Dorcadion glaucum murzinianum

[Photo © Denis G. Kasatkin, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Dorcadion glaucum, an endemic species to West Iran (Azarbaijan-e Sharqi province), has been described from "Transcaucaisa" by Franz Faldermann in 1837 [❖]. Its subspecies D. glaucum murzinianum occuring in the high western area of the Karasu River basin (Babak Castle environs) has been described by Maxim A. Lazarev in 2015. This taxon is characterized by very dense pronotal punctation, poor development of black elytral areas and presence of glabrous form in females [✮].

Body length:♂ 10.8 - 14.9 mm / ♀ 13.1 - 16.6 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:roots of herbaceous plants and grass
Distribution:an endemic species to Āzarbāijān-e Sharqi province of Iran

The depicted male beetle (paratype) was collected in Babak (قلعه بابک) castle environs (N38°50′54″ E46°59′09″; 2050 m a.s.l., 5 km SW of Kaleybar, Kaleybar county, Azarbaijan-e Sharqi province, Iran) on April 29, 2014.

Collected by Sergei Murzin

Faldermann F.:
Fauna entomologica Transcaucasica. Coleoptera 2. Longicornes vel Capricornes.
Nouveaux Mémoires de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou 5: 1-433, 1837. [download pdf icon]

Lazarev M.A.:
New Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Caucasus and Iran.
Humanity space - International Almanac 4 (5): 1108-1117, 2015. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDorcadionini Swainson, 1840
GenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SubgenusCribridorcadion Pic, 1901
SpeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) glaucum Faldermann, 1837
SubspeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) glaucum murzinianum Lazarev, 2015