Dorcadion lativittis, a striking Dorcadion-species distributed in East Kazakhstan and Xīnjiāng province of China, has been described
from Tarbagatai Mts. (East Kazakhstan) by Gustav Kraatz in 1878 [✯]. Species occurs in clay semi-deserts, valleys and piedmonts under Manrak and Saur mountain ranges with sparse grass vegetation.
D. lativittis larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae). Adults feed on above-ground parts of the same host plants [✧].
|Body length:||14 - 19 mm|
|Life cycle:||1 year|
|Adults in:||April - May|
|Host plant:||roots of various grass species (Poaceae)|
|Distribution:||East Kazakhstan and North-Western China (Xīnjiāng province)|
The depicted male beetle was collected in Karatagai village environs (Zaysan Lake environs, Kazakhstan) on May 23, 1993.
Collected by Mikhail L. Danilevsky
Zwei neue sibirische Dorcadion.
Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift, Berlin 22 (1): 219-221, 1878.
Toropov S.A., Milko D.A.:
Longhorns of the tribe Dorcadionini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) of Kazakhstan and Middle Asia.
SatEnto, Bishkek, 103pp, 2013.