Dorcadion (Politodorcadion) politum Dalman, 1823
ssp. shapovalovi (Danilevsky, 2006)
[= Politodorcadion politum shapovalovi Danilevsky, 2006]

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

Dorcadion politum shapovalovi was described by Mikhail Danilevsky from Orenburg region (South Ural Mts., Russia) in 2006 [❖]. This biggest subspecies of Dorcadion politum is distributed from the south of Orenburg Region (but does not penetrate northwards Ural River) south-eastwards to Aral Sea in Kazakhstan [✧].

Body length:♂♂ 16-22.7 mm / ♀♀ 16-25.5 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:late April-May
Host plant:roots of herbaceous plants and grass
Distribution:Russia, Kazakhstan

The depicted beetles were collected in Shybyndy river environs (Troitsk village environs, Solletsk district, Orenburg region, Russia) on May 5, 2011.

Collected by Yu. Shevnin

Danilevsky M.L.:
Four new Dorcadionini taxa from South Urals (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Les cahiers Magellanes 54: 1-20, 2006. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
A new subspecies of Politodorcadion politum (Dalman, 1823) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from Omsk Region of Russia.
Humanity space - International Almanac 9 (2): 103-111, 2020. [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Dorcadiini Thomson, 1860
Genus: Dorcadion Dalman, 1817
Subgenus: Politodorcadion Danilevsky, 1996
Species: Dorcadion (Politodorcadion) politum Dalman, 1823
Subpecies: Dorcadion (Politodorcadion) balchashense shapovalovi (Danilevsky, 2006)