ssp. bobrovi Danilevsky, 2001
[= Politodorcadion ribbei bobrovi (Danilevsky, 2001)]
Subfamilia: LAMIINAE / Tribus: DORCADIONINI
[Photo © Petr Jelínek & 8K postprocessing Michal Hoskovec]
Dorcadion ribbei, a species occuring in Kazakhstan and North-West China (Xinjiang), has been described from Tarbagatay Range (Kazakhstan) by Gustav Kraatz in 1878 [✯]. Its subspecies D. ribbei bobrovi, endemic to Kazakhstan and occuring exclusively on the northern slopes of Manrak and Saur Mountain ranges in the border zone with China, has been described by Mikhail L. Danilevsky in 2001 [❖]. Typical habitats of D. ribbei bobrovi are clay deserts and semi-deserts with sparse grass vegetation. Larvae feed 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 - 18 mm / ♀♀ 14 - 19 mm Life cycle: 1 year Adults in: late April-May Host plant: roots of herbaceous plants and grass Distribution: an endemic species to East Kazakhstan
The depicted beetles were collected 4 km W of Zhanaturmys (Жаңатұрмыс) village (N47°21′58″ E84°48′56″; 860 m a.s.l., Zaysan district, East Kazakhstan region, Kazakhstan) on May 8, 2015.
Collected by Petr Jelínek
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 ]
Dorcadion ribbei bobrovi ♂ [Photo © Petr Jelínek]
Dorcadion ribbei bobrovi ♀ [Photo © Petr Jelínek]
|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 bobrovi Danilevsky, 2001|