Dorysthenes (Cyrtognathus) paradoxus (Faldermann, 1833)
[= Cyrtognathus Paradoxus (Faldermann, 1833)]
[= Cyrthognathus Aquilinus J. Thomson, 1865]
[= Dorysthenes (Cyrtognathus) Tippmanni Heyrovský, 1950]

Subfamilia: PRIONINAE  /  Tribus: PRIONINI
Dorysthenes paradoxus

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Dorysthenes (Cyrtognathus) paradoxus, an interesting East-Palaearctic species occuring in Russian Far East, China, and Mongolia, has been described as Prionus paradoxus from Mongolia by Franz Faldermann in 1833 [★].

Body length:♂♂ 22 - 45 mm / ♀♀ 25 - 45 mm
Life cycle:at least 3 years
Adults in:July - September (depends on region)
Host plant:polyphagous on roots of grasses, herbacenous plants and trees (Zea, Andropogon, Sorghum, Pinus, Cupressus, Quercus, Ulmus, Populus, Prunus, Salix, Paulownia) [❖]
Distribution:Russian Far East, China, Mongolia

The depicted mounted beetles were collected in Yushuping (榆树坪) village environs (N35°40′ E104°30′; 2000 m a.s.l., 15 km NW of Dìngxī, Longxi county, Dìngxī prefecture, Gansu province, Northwest China) on July 28-30, 1997.

Collected by Emil Kučera

Faldermann F.:
Species novæ Coleopterorum Mongoliæ et Sibiriæ incolarum.
Bulletin de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou 6: 46-72, 1833. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Moscow: Higher School Consulting 1: 1-522 [page 40], 36 pls., 2014. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaPrioninae Latreille, 1802
TribusPrionini Latreille, 1802
GenusDorysthenes Vigors, 1826
SubgenusCyrtognathus Dejean, 1835
SpeciesDorysthenes (Cyrtognathus) paradoxus (Faldermann, 1833)