Subfamilia: LAMIINAE / Tribus: DORCADIINI
[Photo © P.Jelínek]
Dorcadion irinae ♀-variability [Photo © P.Jelínek]
Typical habitats of Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) irinae, a magnificent Dorcadion species described by Mikhail Danilevsky in 1996 [✧], are isolated sands in the northern part of Betpak-Dala (Бетпақдала) desert region in Central Kazakhstan. Larvae feed on roots of sedges (Carex spp.). Adults feed on above-ground parts of the same plant species. In warm sunny weather, males are actively moving in search of virgin females. Females are less active and usually staying under plants. [❖]
Body length: ♂ 16 - 23 mm / ♀ 21 - 26 mm Life cycle: 1 year Adults in: first half of May Host plant: sedges (Carex spp.) Distribution: Central Kazakhstan
The depicted beetles were collected and photographed in Zhairem (Жайрем) city env. (Betpak-Dala desert, Kazakhstan) on May 2015.
Collected by P.Jelínek
A new Dorcadion of "pantherinum"-group from Kazakhstan, with new records on poorly known species of the genus (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Russian Entomological Journal 5 (1-4): 59-64, 1996 [download ]
Toropov S.A., Milko D.A.:
Longhorns of the tribe Dorcadionini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) of Kazakhstan and Middle Asia.
SatEnto, Bishkek, 2013, pp. 103.
Dorcadion irinae ♂♂ [Photo © P.Jelínek]
Dorcadion irinae ♀♀ [Photo © P.Jelínek]
Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Dorcadiini Thomson, 1860
Genus: Dorcadion Dalman, 1817
Subgenus: Acutodorcadion Danilevsky, Kasatkin & Rubenian, 2004
Species: Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) irinae Danilevsky, 1997