Criodion cinereum (Olivier, 1795)

Lanuza-Garay, Alfredo, Herrera, David Ezequiel, Marin, Margarita & Santos Murgas, Alonso, 2016, The Genus Criodion (Audinet-Serville, 1833) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae): First Record for Panama, Biodiversity Data Journal 4, pp. 7968-7968 : 7968

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Criodion cinereum (Olivier, 1795)


Criodion cinereum (Olivier, 1795)


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: occurrenceRemarks: collected in a secondary forest; recordedBy: David Herrera; individualCount: 1; sex: female; lifeStage: Adult; Taxon: scientificName: Criodioncinereum (Olivier, 1795); acceptedNameUsage: Criodioncinereum; parentNameUsage: Cerambycidae; originalNameUsage: Prionuscinereus Olivier 1795; nameAccordingTo: Gahan, C.J. 1892. Notes on Longicorn Coleoptera of the group Cerambycinae, with descriptions of new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. London 6(9): 24.; namePublishedIn: Monne, M.A. 1993. Catalogue of the Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) of the Western Hemisphere. Part III: Subfamilia Cerambycinae: Tribes Cerambycini, Diorini and Piezocerini. Sao Paulo, Sociedade Brasileira de Entomologia. 52pp.; higherClassification: "Animalia"; "Arthropoda"; "Hexapoda"; "Insecta"; "Coleoptera"; "Cerambycidae"; "Cerambycinae"; "Spallotrichina"; "Criodon"; "Criodoncinereum"; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Coleoptera; family: Cerambycidae; genus: Criodion; specificEpithet: cinereum; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: (Olivier, 1795); vernacularName: Longhorn beetle; nomenclaturalCode: ICZN; taxonomicStatus: accepted; Location: higherGeographyID: TGN: 1001208; higherGeography: Central America, Panama, Colon, Colon, Quebrada Ancha, Curva el Cebo; continent: Central America; country: Panama; countryCode: Pa; stateProvince: Colon; county: Colon; municipality: Quebrada Ancha; locality: Curva el Cebo ; verbatimElevation: 154 m; minimumElevationInMeters: 0; maximumElevationInMeters: 154; minimumDistanceAboveSurfaceInMeters: 0; maximumDistanceAboveSurfaceInMeters: 0; verbatimCoordinates: 09°17'08.99"N, 79°44'15.08"W; Identification: identificationID: Criodioncinereum; identifiedBy: Alfredo Lanuza-Garay; dateIdentified: 2015-12-10; identificationReferences: "Entomologie, ou histoire naturelle des insectes Olivier 1795", "Cerambycidae Sul Americanos. Martins 2004"; identificationRemarks: Distinguished between Criodioncinereum and C.torticolle based on the basal antenommere not reaching the anterior margin of the pronotum, pronotal gibbosity scarecely apparent; the prosternal process not exceeding the procoxae and middle femoral apical spines not markedly projected; Event: samplingProtocol: manual; eventDate: 2015-10-18; year: 2015; month: 10; day: 18; habitat: Secondary forest; Record Level: type: Physicalobject; language: es; rightsHolder: Universidad de Panama; bibliographicCitation: Olivier, A.G. 1795. Entomologie, ou histoire naturelle des insectes, avec leurs caractères génériques et spécifiques, leur description, leur synonymie, et leur figure enluminée. Coléoptères.Desray, Paris 4:1‑519; institutionID: Escuela de Biologia, Centro Regional Universitario de Colon, Universidad de Panama; institutionCode: CRUC; collectionCode: Insects; ownerInstitutionCode: CRUC-UP; basisOfRecord: preserved specimen GoogleMaps


This species has been recorded from Costa Rica, Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana, Peru, Surinam, and Venezuela ( Monné 2015). The reported occurrences of C. cinereum in Puerto Rico and Paraguay are doubtful.


Adults of C. cinereum differ from the similar South American C. torticolle Bates, 1870 by the basal antenommere not reaching the anterior margin of the pronotum, pronotal gibbosity scarecely apparent; prosternal process not exceeding the procoxae; and middle femoral apical spines not markedly projected ( Olivier 1795, Gahan 1892). According to Martins (2004), the distinctions between C. cinereum and C. torticolle have always been problematic. (Fig. 1)