Iranobrium grande Holzschuh, 2015

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: OBRIINI
Iranobrium grande

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Iranobrium grande, a rare nocturnal species so far known only from Oman, has been described from Jebel Shams Mt. (Oman) by Carolus Holzschuh in 2015 [❖].

Body length:7 - 9 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years [?]
Adults in:July
Host plant:probably polyphagous species (reared from Juglans regia)
Distribution:an endemic species to Oman

The depicted male beetle was reared from larva found in walnut (Juglans regia) twig in Sayq (السایق) village environs (N23°04′24″ E57°39′55″; 1945 m a.s.l., Sayq plateau, Jebel Akhdar range, Ad Dakhiliyah Governorate, Oman) in February 2020.

Collected by Petr Kabátek

Holzschuh C.:
Beschreibung von 50 neuen Bockkäfern aus Asien (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Les Cahiers Magellanes 20: 14-75, 1967.

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusObriini Mulsant, 1839
GenusIranobrium Villiers, 1967
SpeciesIranobrium grande Holzschuh, 2015