Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) halepense Kraatz, 1873
ssp. halepense Kraatz, 1873

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIONINI
Dorcadion halepense halepense
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Dorcadion halepense, a rare species occuring in South Turkey and Syria, has been described from Aleppo environs (Syria) as Dorcadion Saulcyi var. Halepense by Gustav Kraatz in 1873 [❖].

Body length:9 - 12 mm
Life cycle: 1 year
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:roots of herbaceous plants and grasses
Distribution:South Turkey, Syria

The depicted beetle was collected in South Turkey.

Kraatz G.:
Die Käfer Europas. Nach der Natur beschrieben von Dr. G. Kraatz im Anschluss an die Käfer Europa's von Dr. H. C. Küster.
In Küster: Die Käfer Europas nach der Natur beschrieben 29: 1-101 [page 72], 1873. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H., Mercan N., and Cihan N.:
A new subspecies of Dorcadion halepense (Kraatz, 1873) from south Turkey (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 7 (1): 604-606, 2012. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDorcadionini Swainson, 1840
GenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SubgenusCribridorcadion Pic, 1901
SpeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) halepense halepense Kraatz, 1873