Dokhtouroffia nebulosa, an interesting species of Central-Asian montane coniferous forests occuring in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and North-West China,
has been described from Kyrgyzstan as Stenura nebulosa by Friedrich August Gebler in 1845 [▽]. D. nebulosa larvae develop in the base of trunks
and in the upper parts of the roots of dying or freshly dead coniferous trees. Species strongly prefers Picea schrenkiana tianschanica, but reported was also
from Abies. Pupation in wood in spring and early summer, life-cycle 2 - 3 years. Adults are active from May to August (peak in July-early August) [✧].
|Body length:||♂♂ 9 - 16 mm / ♀♀ 15 - 24 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 - 3 years|
|Adults in:||May - August|
|Host plant:||coniferous trees (strongly prefers Picea schrenkiana tianschanica)|
|Distribution:||Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Xinjiang (North-West China)|
The depicted female beetle was collected in Tekelı (Текелі) environs (Almaty region, Kazakhstan) in July 2017.
Charakteristik der vom Hn. Dr. Schrenk in den Jahren 1842 und 1843 in den Steppen der Dsungarei gefundenen neuen Coleopteren-Arten.
Bulletin de la Classe physico-mathématique de l'Académie impériale des sciences de St.-Pétersbourg 3 (7) : 97-106, 1845.
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [pages 314-315], 2014.
Horae Societatis Entomologicae Rossicae, St. Petersbourg 20 (1-2): 128-130, 1886.