Pogonarthron (Multicladum) semenovianum (Plavilstshikov, 1936)

Subfamilia: PRIONINAE  /  Tribus: PRIONINI
Pogonarthron semenovianum
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Pogonarthron semenovianum, a very rare and not often collected species known only from South Tajikistan and North Afghanistan, has been described from Buchara environs (Tajikistan) as Prionus semenovianus by Nikolai N. Plavilstshikov in 1936 [❖]. The best known locality of the species are very dry hilly steppes in around Kulob/Кӯлоб (900 - 1000 m a.s.l). The vast majority of known specimens were caught during deep, hot nights at the turn of July and August [✧].

Body length:26 - 34 mm
Life cycle:unknown
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:unknown
Distribution:North Afghanistan, Tajikistan

The depicted male beetle was collected in Tughmagi (Туғмагӣ) village environs (900 m a.s.l, 10 km S of Kulob, Khatlon region, Tajikistan) on August 8, 2008.

Collected by Oleg V. Pak

Plavilstshikov N.N.:
Faune de l'URSS. Insectes Coléoptères. Cerambycidae (P. 1).
Moscou-Leningrad. Fauna SSSR 21 (1): i-ix + 1-611, 1936. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [page 62], 2014. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L. and Komiya Z.:
Pogonarthron (Multicladum subgen. n.) and a female of Pogonarthron (Pseudomonocladum Villiers, 1961, stat. nov.) minutum (Pic, 1905) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Humanity space - International Almanac 3 (2): 267-271, 2014. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Review of genus Pogonarthron Semenov, 1900 with a description of a new species (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Les Cahiers Magellanes 40: 1-14, 2004. [download pdf icon]

Kadyrov A.K., Karpiński L., Szczepański W.T., Taszakowski A. and Walczak M.:
New data on distribution, biology, and ecology of longhorn beetles from the area of west Tajikistan (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
ZooKeys 606: 41-64, 2016. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaPrioninae Latreille, 1802
TribusPrionini Latreille, 1802
GenusPogonarthron Semenov, 1900
SubgenusMulticladum Danilevsky, 2014
SpeciesPogonarthron (Multicladum) semenovianum (Plavilstshikov, 1936)