ssp. ribbei (Kraatz, 1878)
[= Politodorcadion ribbei ribbei (Kraatz, 1878)]
Subfamilia: LAMIINAE / Tribus: DORCADIONINI
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Dorcadion ribbei, a species occuring in Kazakhstan and North-West China (Xinjiang), has been described from Tarbagatay Range (Kazakhstan) by Gustav Kraatz in 1878 [✯]. Typical habitats of D. ribbei ribbei are submontane clay and stony semi-deserts with sparse grass vegetation. Larvae develop on roots of various grass species (Poaceae). Adults feed on above-ground parts of the same plant species. In warm sunny weather, males are actively moving in search of virgin females. Females are less active and usually staying under plants [✧].
Body length: ♂♂ 12.3 - 17.8 mm / ♀♀ 14.5 - 19 mm Life cycle: 1 year Adults in: late April - May Host plant: roots of herbaceous plants and grass Distribution: Kazakhstan, North-West China (Xinjiang)
The depicted beetles were collected 50 km SW of Zaisan (EasEast Kazakhstan region, Kazakhstan) in May 1999.
Collected by A. Irtlach
Zwei neue sibirische Dorcadion.
Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift, Berlin 22 (1): 219-221, 1878. [download ]
Toropov S.A., Milko D.A.:
Longhorns of the tribe Dorcadionini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) of Kazakhstan and Middle Asia.
SatEnto, Bishkek, 103pp, 2013. [download ]
New taxa of the genus Dorcadion Dalman from Asia (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Lambillionea 96 (2) 2: 407-420, 1996 [download ]
|Subfamilia||Lamiinae Latreille, 1825|
|Tribus||Dorcadionini Swainson, 1840|
|Genus||Dorcadion Dalman, 1817|
|Subgenus||Politodorcadion Danilevsky, 1996|
|Species||Dorcadion (Politodorcadion) ribbei (Kraatz, 1878)|
|Subspecies||Dorcadion (Politodorcadion) ribbei ribbei (Kraatz, 1878)|