Dorcadion darjae, an endemic species of North Kyrgyzstan, has been described from Küngöy Ala-Too range by Mikhail Leontievich Danilevsky in 2001 [✯].
This taxon, very close to Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) kastekus Danilevsky, 1996,
occurs in a large area of alpine meadows along the northern slope of West Küngöy Ala-Too (Kungei Alatau/Күнгей Алатау) range. D. darjae larvae feed on roots of various
grass species (Poaceae).
|Body length:||18.5 – 24.5 mm|
|Life cycle:||1 year|
|Adults in:||April - May|
|Host plant:||roots of various grass species (Poaceae)|
|Distribution:||an endemic species of North Kyrgyzstan|
The depicted male beetle was collected in Kalmak-Ashuu village environs (N42°42′19″ E76°05′18″; 1690 m a.s.l., Kemin district, Chüy region, Kyrgyzstan)
on May 12, 2018.
Collected by Radoslaw Plewa
Two new Dorcadion Dalman, 1817 from Kazakhstan and Kirgizia (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Lambillionea 101 (4): 631-634, 2001.