Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) acutispinum Motschulsky, 1860

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIINI

Dorcadion acutispinum
[Photo © P.Jelínek & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]


Dorcadion acutispinum, an endemic species to Eastern Kazakhstan (valley of the Kapal River and its surroundings in the northern range of Dzungarian Alatau), has been described from "Songaria" (Dzungaria) by Victor Motschulsky in 1860 [❖]. The species inhabits sparse grasslands with sandy plots in a river valley. Adults are active at the turn of April and May.

Body length:13 - 19 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - May
Host plant:larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae)
Distribution:endemic to Eastern Kazakhstan


The depicted beetles were collected 12 km SW of Arasan (Арасан) village (N45°12′01″ E79°14′10″, Aksu district, Almaty region, Kazakhstan) on May 12, 2015.

Collected by P.Jelínek


[❖]
Motschulsky V.I.:
Coléoptères rapportés de la Songarie par M. Séménof et décrits par V. de Motschoulski.
Bulletin de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de Saint-Petersbourg 1 [1859]: 301-314, 1860. [download pdf icon]


Lazarev M.A.:
Таксоны жуков-усачей (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) видовой группы, описанные В.И. Мочульским, и их типы / Species group taxa of Longhorned beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) described by V.I. Motschulsky and their types.
Humanity space International Almanac 8 (1): 6-70, 2019. [download pdf icon]

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


Dorcadion acutispinum - male
Dorcadion acutispinum ♂ [Photo © P.Jelínek]


Dorcadion acutispinum - female
Dorcadion acutispinum ♀ [Photo © P.Jelínek]



 
SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDorcadiini Thomson, 1860
GenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SubgenusAcutodorcadion Danilevsky, Kasatkin & Rubenian, 2004
SpeciesDorcadion (Acutodorcadion) acutispinum Motschulsky, 1860