Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) ciscaucasicum Jakovlev, 1900
ssp. mokrzeckii Jakovlev, 1902

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIINI
Dorcadion ciscaucasicum mokrzeckii
[Photo © P.Jelínek & M.Hoskovec]

This rare beetle endemic to Crimea, known only from two populations occuring in Kerch Peninsula (central park of town Kerch and Opuk Mt. environs 40 km SW of Kerch), was originally described as a separate species Dorcadion mokrzeckii by Jakovlev in 1902. Nowadays [❖] it is considered as a subspecies of Dorcadion ciscaucasicum Jakovlev, 1900.

Body length: ♂♂ 11.3 - 13.2 mm / ♀♀ 13.5 - 15 mm
Life cycle: 1 year
Adults in:April - May
Host plant:roots of grasses
Distribution:an endemic subspecies to Crimea

The depicted beetle was collected in Kerč (Керчь) environs (Kerch Peninsula, Eastern Crimea) on April 12, 1999.

Lazarev M.A.:
Taxonomical structure of Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) ciscaucasicum Jakovlev, 1900 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) with the description of a new subspecies from Taman.
Eversmannia 19-20: 10-15, 2009. [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Dorcadiini Thomson, 1860
Genus: Dorcadion Dalman, 1817
Subgenus: Cribridorcadion Pic, 1901
Species: Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) ciscaucasicum Jakovlev, 1900
Subspecies: Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) ciscaucasicum mokrzeckii Jakovlev, 1902