Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) kastekus Danilevsky, 1996
[= Dorcadion (Dorcadion) globithorax kastekus Danilevsky, 1996]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIINI
Dorcadion kastekus
[Photo © David Navrátil]

Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) kastekus, relatively common species in high elevations of West part of Zailiiski Alatau (Ile Alatawy, Іле Алаtауы) and Eastern part of Zhetyzhel Ridge, was described as Dorcadion (Dorcadion) globithorax kastekus by Mikhail Danilevsky in 1996 [✧]. Taxon was elevated into species rank in 1999 [❖], also by Mikhail Danilevsky.

Body length:♂♂ 19-24.4 mm / ♀♀ 19-25.5 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:roots of herbaceous plants and grasses
Distribution:Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan

The depicted beetle was collected in Boroldoy environs (2000 m a.s.l., Kichi-Kemin river, Zailiiski Alatau Mts., Kyrgyzstan) on June 6, 2010.

Danilevsky M.L..:
New taxa of the genus Dorcadion Dalman from Asia (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Lambillionea 96 (2): 407-420, 1996. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Review of Dorcadion (s. str.) species from upper level of Chu-river valley and allied territories (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Coléoptères 5 (3): 15-41, 1999. [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Dorcadiini Thomson, 1860
Genus: Dorcadion Dalman, 1817
Subgenus: Acutodorcadion Danilevsky, Kasatkin & Rubenian, 2004
Species: Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) kastekus Danilevsky, 1996