Dorcadion (Dorcadion) abakumovi Thomson, 1864
ssp. sarkandicum Danilevsky, 2004

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIINI

Dorcadion abakumovi sarkandicum
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

This beautiful and endemic Dorcadion taxon [❖] is known from north foothills of Dzhungarsky Alatau (Sarkand environs, Almaty Region, SE Kazakhstan). 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:endemic to SE Kazakhstan

The depicted beetles were collected 10 km SW of Sarkand (1000 m a.s.l., Almaty Region, SE Kazakhstan) in May 2015.

Danilevsky M.L.:
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 pdf icon]

Toropov S.A., Milko D.A.:
Longhorns of the tribe Dorcadionini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) of Kazakhstan and Middle Asia.
SatEnto, Bishkek, 2013, pp. 103.
ISBN: 9967456167

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Dorcadiini Thomson, 1860
Genus: Dorcadion Dalman, 1817
Subgenus: Dorcadion Dalman, 1817
Species: Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) abakumovi Thomson, 1864
Species: Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) abakumovi sarkandicum Danilevsky, 2004