Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) ringenbachi Rapuzzi & Sama, 2018

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIONINI
Dorcadion ringenbachi
[Photo © Jean-Claude Ringenbach]

Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) ringenbachi, an endemic Iraqi species discovered by Jean-Claude Ringenbach, has been described by Pierpaolo Rapuzzi and Gianfranco Sama in 2018 [▽]. Only two specimens were found, the holotype is in collection of Pierpaolo Rapuzzi.

Body length:15.5 mm
Life cycle: 1 year
Adults in:May
Host plant:roots grasses (Poaceae)
Distribution:an endemic species to North Iraq

The depicted beetle (paratype) was collected in Galala (گەڵاڵە) environs (N36°39′53″ E44°47′47″; 2560 m a.s.l.; Erbil Governorate, Kurdistan region of Iraq) on May 14, 2014.

Collected by Jean-Claude Ringenbach

Rapuzzi P. and Sama G.:
New taxa and notes on the systematic of Paleartic longhorn-beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Munis Entomology & Zoology Journal 13 (1): 1-39, 2018. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDorcadionini Swainson, 1840
GenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SubgenusCribridorcadion Pic, 1901
SpeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) ringenbachi Rapuzzi & Sama, 2018