Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) semibrunneum Pic, 1903
ssp. mediocreimpressum Pic, 1909
[= Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) semibrunneum sivrihisarense Özdikmen, 2016]
[= Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) semibrunneum sivasense Özdikmen, 2016]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIONINI

Dorcadion semibrunneum mediocreimpressum
[Photo © Denis Kasatkin]

Dorcadion semibrunneum mediocreimpressum, an endemic subspecies known from Western Anatolia, has been described as Dorcadion semibrunneum var. mediocreimpressum by Maurice Pic in 1909 [▽]. According to Denis Kasatkin [❖], D. (C.) semibrunneum sivrihisarense and D. (C.) semibrunneum sivasense described by Hüseyin Özdikmen in 2016 [✧] are synonyms of D. (C.) semibrunneum mediocreimpressum Pic, 1909.

Body length:15 - 21 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae)
Distribution:a species endemic to Turkey

The depicted beetles were collected in Çakmatepe Gecidi (Afyonkarahisar province, Turkey) on May 8, 2019.

Collected by our friend Denis Kasatkin

Pic M.:
Descriptions ou diagnoses et notes diverses - Suite.
L'Échange, Revue Linnéenne 25 (292): 121-123, 1909. [download pdf icon]

Kasatkin D.:
A new subspecies of the Dorcadion semibrunneum Pic, 1903 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from Turkey.
Russian Entomological Journal 29 (3): 271-275, 2020. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H.:
Survey of the Dorcadion mniszechi Species-Group (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Turkey, with Descriptions of Two New Subspecies of Dorcadion semibrunneum Pic, 1903.
Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 68 (3): 305-310, 2016. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDorcadionini Swainson, 1840
GenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SubgenusCribridorcadion Pic, 1901
SpeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) semibrunneum Pic, 1903
SubspeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) semibrunneum mediocreimpressum Pic, 1909