Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) sevliczi Danilevsky, 1985

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

Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) sevliczi, rare and endemic Armenian Dorcadion species with a small area of occurence limited to environs of high-alpine crater lake Sev (Sev Lich), is very close relative of the more abundant Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) indutum Faldermann, 1837 [❖].

Body length:♂♂ 10 - 14 mm / ♀♀ 13 - 15 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:roots of grasses
Distribution:an endemic species to Armenia: Sev Lich environs

The depicted beetles were collected in alpine meadows 2 km E of Sev Lich (Սև լիճ / Lake Sev) in altitude 2650 m (Medz Ishkhanasar mountain range, Syunik province, SE Armenia) on June 11, 2012.

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Danilevsky M.L. :
New species of the Cerambycid Beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from Southern Transcaucasia.
Entomologičeskoe Obozrenie 66 (3): 614-620, 1987. [download pdf icon]

Dorcadion sevliczi
Dorcadion sevliczi
Dorcadion sevliczi
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Dorcadionini Swainson, 1840
Genus: Dorcadion Dalman, 1817
Subgenus: Cribridorcadion Pic, 1901
Species: Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) sevliczi Danilevsky, 1985