ssp. ishkovi Kadyrbekov, 2004
Subfamilia: LAMIINAE / Tribus: DORCADIONINI
[Photo © Petr Jelínek & Michal Hoskovec]
Typical habitats of Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) absinthium are steppes with parcels of fixed sands on right bank of Ily river to the north of Kapchagai (SE Kazakhstan). Larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae). Adults feed on above-ground parts of the same plant species. In warm sunny weather, males are actively moving in search of virgin females. Females are less active and usually staying under plants. [❖]
Body length: 14 - 22 mm Life cycle: 1 year Adults in: beginning of April - half of May Host plant: larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae) Distribution: South-Eastern Kazakhstan
The depicted beetles were photographed in sand dunes near Kerbulak village (right bank of Ily river, Almaty Region, SE Kazakhstan) on April 28th, 2015.
Collected by Petr Jelínek
Toropov S.A., Milko D.A.:
Longhorns of the tribe Dorcadionini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) of Kazakhstan and Middle Asia.
SatEnto, Bishkek, 103pp, 2013. [download ]
New taxa of Longicorn beetles of Dorcadionini tribe (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from Kazakhstan and China
Tethys Entomological Research 10: 93-96, 2004. [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 absinthium ishkovi ♂♂ (black form) [Photo © Petr Jelínek]
Dorcadion absinthium ishkovi ♂♂ (brown form) [Photo © Petr Jelínek]
Dorcadion absinthium ishkovi ♀♀ [Photo © Petr Jelínek]
|Subfamilia||Lamiinae Latreille, 1825|
|Tribus||Dorcadionini Swainson, 1840|
|Genus||Dorcadion Dalman, 1817|
|Subgenus||Acutodorcadion Danilevsky, Kasatkin & Rubenian, 2004|
|Species||Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) absinthium Plavilstshikov, 1937|
|Subspecies||Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) absinthium ishkovi Kadyrbekov, 2004|