Pogonocherus (Pityphilus) ressli Holzschuh, 1977

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: POGONOCHERINI
Pogonocherus ressli
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

Pogonocherus ressli, a rare Irano-Turanian species known from North Iran and Azerbaijan (Talysh Mts.), has been described from Nowshahr environs (Iran) by Carolus Holzschuh in 1977 [❖]. Larvae of P. ressli develop in dead/dying twigs and branches of various deciduous trees (Carpinus, Pterocarya, Tilia) [✧].

Body length:4 - 5 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:April - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Carpinus, Pterocarya, Tilia)
Distribution:North Iran, Azerbaijan (Talysh Mts.)

The depicted beetle was reared from larva found in Carpinus twig in Kīnj (كينج‎) village environs (1550-1600 m a.s.l., Kojur District, Nowshahr County, Mazandaran province, Iran) in May 2019.

Collected by Milan Pažitka

Holzschuh C.:
Neue Bockkäfer aus Anatolien und Iran (Col., Cerambycidae).
Koleopterologische Rundschau, Wien 53: 127-136, 1977. [download pdf icon]

Miroshnikov A.I.:
New data on the Longicorn Beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) of the Talysh Mountains.
Bulletin de la Société des Naturalistes de Moscou 106 (1): 49-50, 2001. [download pdf icon]

Pogonocherus ressli
Pogonocherus ressli
Pogonocherus ressli
Pogonocherus ressli
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusPogonocherini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPogonocherus Dejean, 1821
SubgenusPityphilus Mulsant, 1862
SpeciesPogonocherus (Pityphilus) ressli Holzschuh, 1977