ssp. sarkandicum Danilevsky, 2004
Subfamilia: LAMIINAE / Tribus: DORCADIONINI
[Photo © Petr Jelínek & 8K postprocessing Michal Hoskovec]
This beautiful and endemic Dorcadion taxon, described by Mikhail L. Danilevsky in 2004 [❖], is known only in one locality near the town Sarkand (Сарқан) in the foothills of the Dzungarian Alatau (Sarkand district, Almaty region, SE Kazakhstan). The beetles occur at altitudes of approx. 800–1300 m a.s.l., larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae) and adults feed on above-ground parts of the same plant species [✧].
Body length: ♂♂ 14.5 - 18.6 mm / ♀♀ 15 - 18.7 mm Life cycle: 1 year Adults in: last ten days of April - second half May Host plant: larvae feed on roots of various grass species Distribution: an endemic species to South-East Kazakhstan
The depicted beetles were collected 10 km SW of Sarkand/Сарқан (N45°21′29″ E79°48′43″; 1000 m a.s.l., Almaty Region, SE Kazakhstan) on May 11, 2015.
Collected by Petr Jelínek
Two new subspecies of Dorcadion (s.str.) abakumovi Thomson, 1865 from Kazakhstan and the structure of «abakumovi-group» of species (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Les Cahiers Magellanes 36: 1-9, 2004. [download ]
Toropov S.A., Milko D.A.:
Longhorns of the tribe Dorcadionini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) of Kazakhstan and Middle Asia.
SatEnto, Bishkek, 103pp, 2013. [download ]
Karpiński L., Szczepański W.T., Plewa R., Walczak M., Hilszczański J., Kruszelnicki L., Łoś K., Jaworski T., Bidas M. & Tarwacki G.:
New data on the distribution, biology and ecology of the longhorn beetles from the area of South and East Kazakhstan (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
ZooKeys 805: 59-126, 2018. [download ]
Dorcadion abakumovi sarkandicum ♂ [Photo © Petr Jelínek]
Dorcadion abakumovi sarkandicum ♀ [Photo © Petr Jelínek]
|Subfamilia||Lamiinae Latreille, 1825|
|Tribus||Dorcadionini Swainson, 1840|
|Genus||Dorcadion Dalman, 1817|
|Subgenus||Dorcadion Dalman, 1817|
|Species||Dorcadion (Dorcadion) abakumovi Thomson, 1864|
|Subspecies||Dorcadion (Dorcadion) abakumovi sarkandicum Danilevsky, 2004|