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, also by Mikhail Danilevsky, in 1999 [❖].
|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|
The depicted beetle was collected in Boroldoy environs (2000 m a.s.l., Kichi-Kemin river, Zailiiski Alatau Mts., Kyrgyzstan) on June 6, 2010.
New taxa of the genus Dorcadion Dalman from Asia (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Lambillionea 96 (2): 407-420, 1996.
Review of Dorcadion (s. str.) species from upper level of Chu-river valley and allied territories (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Coléoptères 5 (3): 15-41, 1999.
Toropov S.A., Milko D.A.:
Longhorns of the tribe Dorcadionini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) of Kazakhstan and Middle Asia.
SatEnto, Bishkek, 103pp, 2013.