Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) alexandris Pic, 1900
[= Dorcadion luteolum Suvorov, 1910]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIINI

Dorcadion alexandris
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) alexandris is known only from southern slopes of Zhety-Yhol and Kastek mountain ranges (altitudes 900 — 2 000 m) in Southern Kazakhstan. Larvae developing on roots of various grass species (Poaceae), including feather grass (Stipa spp.) and fescue (Festuca spp.). Adults feed on overground parts of the host plants. 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 - 27 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:last ten days of April May - 2nd half of May
Host plant:larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae)
Distribution:endemic to South Kazakhstan

The depicted beetles were collected near Keru (Jambyl Region, South Kazakhstan) on April 26, 2015.

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: Acutodorcadion Danilevsky, Kasatkin & Rubenian, 2004
Species: Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) alexandris Pic, 1900