[= Dorcadion luteolum Suvorov, 1910]
Subfamilia: LAMIINAE / Tribus: DORCADIONINI
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing Michal Hoskovec]
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 - 2nd half of May Host plant: larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae) Distribution: an endemic species to South Kazakhstan
The depicted beetles were collected near Novoaleksandrovka (Keru) village (950 m a.s.l., Zailiyskyi Alatau range, Jambyl Region, Kazakhstan) on April 23, 2013.
Collected by D. A. Zakharov
Toropov S.A., Milko D.A.:
Longhorns of the tribe Dorcadionini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) of Kazakhstan and Middle Asia.
SatEnto, Bishkek, 103pp, 2013.
|Subfamilia||Lamiinae Latreille, 1825|
|Tribus||Dorcadionini Swainson, 1840|
|Genus||Dorcadion Dalman, 1817|
|Subgenus||Acutodorcadion Danilevsky, Kasatkin & Rubenian, 2004|
|Species||Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) alexandris Pic, 1900|