Ropalopus (Ropalopus) nataliyae Danilevsky & Skrylnik, 2014

Ropalopus nataliyae

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

Ropalopus nataliyae is rare, in maples developing endemic Iranian species, recently described by Mikhail Danilevsky and Yuri Skrylnik from mountains in Golestan province [❖].

Body length:15 - 20 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years [?]
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:maples (Acer spp.)
Distribution:an endemic species to Iran

The depicted beetles were collected in Kīnj (كينج‎) village environs (1550-1600 m a.s.l, Kojur district, Nowshahr county, Māzandarān province, Iran) in May 18, 2019.

Collected by D.Navrátil and P.Jelínek

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

Karpiński L., Szczepański W.T. & Kruszelnicki L.:
Revision of the Ropalopus ungaricus/insubricus group (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Callidiini) from the western Palaearctic region.
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society XX: 1–41, 2020. [download pdf icon]

Ropalopus nataliyae
Ropalopus nataliyae
Ropalopus nataliyae
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusCallidiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusRopalopus Mulsant, 1839
SubgenusRopalopus Mulsant, 1839
SpeciesRopalopus (Ropalopus) nataliyae Danilevsky & Skrylnik, 2014