Leiopus (Leiopus) evgeniyi Danilevsky & Skrylnik, 2014

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: ACANTHOCININI
leiopus evgeniyi
[Photo © Alexander I. Slutsky, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Leiopus evgeniyi, an endemic species to Iran, has been described from Golestan province of Iran by Mikhail L. Danilevsky and Yuriy E. Skrylnik in 2014 [▽]. The first four known specimens (the depicted male, holotype + 3 paratypes) of this interesting beetle, which is close to Leiopus (Leiopus) femoratus Fairmaire, 1859, were collected by sweeping over lower dead thin branches (up to 3 cm in diameter) on deciduous trees in the deciduous forest with Quercus, Fagus and Carpinus [▽].

Body length:4.1 - 6 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years [?]
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:probably polyphagous on deciduous trees (Quercus, Fagus, Carpinus)
Distribution:an endemic species to Iran

The depicted male beetle (holotype) was collected in Tāshteh (تاشده) village environs (N37°12′58″ E55°27′51″; 430 m a.s.l, Elburz Mts., 8 km SE Minudasht, Minudasht county, Golestan province, Iran) on June 8, 2014.

Collected by Yuriy E. Skrylnik

Danilevsky M.L. and Skrylnik Y.E.:
Two new Longicorn (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) species from Iran.
Humanity space - International Almanac 3 (4): 690-694, 2014. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusAcanthocinini Blanchard, 1845
GenusLeiopus Audinet-Serville, 1835
SubgenusLeiopus Audinet-Serville, 1835
SpeciesLeiopus (Leiopus) evgeniyi Danilevsky & Skrylnik, 2014