Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) semenovi Ganglbauer, 1884
ssp. semenovi Ganglbauer, 1884

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIINI

Dorcadion semenovi semenovi
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

Typical habitats of Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) semenovi semenovi are scanty grasslands in clayey foothills and river valleys at l 600 - 2 000 m, in river valleys penetrating into mountains up to altitude 3 200 m. Larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae), including fescue (Festuca spp.). 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. Depending on the altitude, adults are active in morning only or up to evening. [❖]

Body length:10 - 14 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:end of April - end of June, depending on the altitude
Host plant:larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae)
Distribution:South-Eastern Kazakhstan

The depicted beetles were collected and photographed in Ketmen Mts. Ridge (1 800 m, Kazakhstan) on May 2015.

Collected by P.Jelínek

Toropov S.A., Milko D.A.:
Longhorns of the tribe Dorcadionini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) of Kazakhstan and Middle Asia.
SatEnto, Bishkek, 2013, pp. 103.
ISBN: 9967456167

Dorcadion semenovi semenovi
Dorcadion semenovi semenovi
Dorcadion semenovi semenovi
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Dorcadiini Thomson, 1860
Genus: Dorcadion Dalman, 1817
Subgenus: Cribridorcadion Pic, 1901
Species: Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) semenovi Ganglbauer, 1884
Subpecies: Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) semenovi semenovi Ganglbauer, 1884