Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) sulcipenne Küster, 1847
ssp. goktshanum Suvorov, 1915
[= Dorcadion goktshanum Suvorov, 1915]
[= Dorcadion armenum Suvorov, 1915]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIONINI
Dorcadion sulcipenne argonauta

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

Dorcadion sulcipenne is a Caucasian/Transcaucasian taxon described from Georgia by Heinrich Carl Küster in 1847 [✮]. D. sulcipenne goktshanum, an endemic subspecies known only from Lake Sevan environs in Armenia, has been originally described as Dorcadion goktshanum from "Lac Gokcha" environs (Gokcha was old Turkish name of Lake Sevan) in Erivan Governorate (Caucasus Viceroyalty of the Russian Empire) by Georgy Suvorov in 1915 [❖]. However, according to Mikhail L. Danilevsky et al. [✧], this taxon is not a separate species but a subspecies of Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) sulcipenne Küster, 1847.

Body length:11 - 15 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - May
Host plant:larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae)
Distribution:an endemic species to Armenia (Lake Sevan environs)

The depicted beetles were collected by Denis G. Kasatkin on North-West coast of Sevan Lake (Gegharkunik province, Armenia) in May 2002.

Küster H.C.:
Die Käfer Europa's. Nach der Natur beschrieben. Mit Beiträgen mehrerer Entomologen.
Bauer & Raspe, Nürnberg 8: № 1-100, 1847. [download pdf icon]

Suvorov G.L.:
Espèces nouvelles des genres Dorcadion et Compsodorcadion (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Revue Russe d'Entomologie, Saint-Petersbourg 15 (2): 115-121, 1915. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L., Kasatkin D.G. and Rubenian A.A.:
Revision of the taxonomic structure of the tribe Dorcadionini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) on the base of endophallic morphology
Russian Entomological Journal 13 (3): 127-149, [2004] 2005 [download pdf icon]

Lazarev M.A.:
Species Group Taxa of Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) Described by G. L. Suvorov and Their Types Preserved in the Zoological Museum of the Moscow State University, in the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg and in siberian Zoological museum, Novosibirsk.
Humanity space International Almanac 5 (2): 239-300, 2016. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDorcadionini Swainson, 1840
GenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SubgenusCribridorcadion Pic, 1901
SpeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) sulcipenne Küster, 1847
SubspeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) sulcipenne goktshanum Suvorov, 1915