Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) sokolovi Jakovlev, 1899
[= Dorcadion jacobsoni Jakovlev, 1899]
[= Dorcadion apicipenne Jakovlev, 1899]
[= Dorcadion dsungaricum Pic, 1906]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIINI

Dorcadion sokolovi
Dorcadion sokolovi
Dorcadion sokolovi ♂ [Photo © P.Jelínek]

Typical habitats of Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) sokolovi are stony foothills with low-herb grassy vegetation. 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. [❖]

Body length:10 - 15 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:last decade of April - second half of May.
Host plant:larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae)
Distribution:South-Eastern Kazakhstan, Kirghizia

The depicted beetles were collected and photographed in environs of Sarymbel (Сарымбель) village (1 800 m, Dzhungar Alatau south slopes, 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 sokolovi
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

Dorcadion sokolovi
Dorcadion sokolovi
Dorcadion sokolovi
Dorcadion sokolovi, 1× androchromic and 2× autochromic ♀ [Photo © P.Jelínek]

Dorcadion sokolovi - couple
Dorcadion sokolovi, ♂♀ [Photo © E.Rutjan]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Dorcadiini Thomson, 1860
Genus: Dorcadion Dalman, 1817
Subgenus: Cribridorcadion Pic, 1901
Species: Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) sokolovi Jakovlev, 1899