Subfamilia: LAMIINAE / Tribus: DORCADIINI
Dorcadion nivosum ♂ [Photo © E.Rutjan]
Typical habitats of Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) nivosum are steppe stony slopes and valleys in foothills with grass vegetation at 1 300 - 1 400 m. Species is distributed in foothills of southern macroslope of Dzhungar Mts. SE of Burkhan—Sarytau mountain massif, valley of Tyshkan River and environs of Sary-Bel village (South-Eastern Kazakhstan). Larvae feed on roots of grass species (Poaceae). Imagoes feed on above-ground parts of the same plants. In warm sunny weather, males are actively move in search of virgin females. Females are less active and usually staying under plants. [❖]
Body length: ♂ 16 - 22 mm / ♀ 19 - 26 mm Life cycle: 1 year Adults in: 3rd decade of April - 1st decade of June Host plant: larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae) Distribution: South-Eastern Kazakhstan
The depicted beetle was photographed near Sarymbel (Сарымбель) village (SE Kazakhstan) by our friend Evgeniy Rutjan.
Toropov S.A., Milko D.A.:
Longhorns of the tribe Dorcadionini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) of Kazakhstan and Middle Asia.
SatEnto, Bishkek, 2013, pp. 103.
Dorcadion nivosum ♀ [Photo © E.Rutjan]
Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Dorcadiini Thomson, 1860
Genus: Dorcadion Dalman, 1817
Subgenus: Acutodorcadion Danilevsky, Kasatkin & Rubenian, 2004
Species: Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) nivosum (Suvorov, 1913)