[= Dorcadion jacobsoni Jakovlev, 1899]
[= Dorcadion apicipenne Jakovlev, 1899]
[= Dorcadion dsungaricum Pic, 1906]
Subfamilia: LAMIINAE / Tribus: DORCADIONINI
[Photo © Petr Jelínek & 8K postprocessing Michal Hoskovec]
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, 103pp, 2013. [download ]
Dorcadion sokolovi ♂ [Photo © Petr Jelínek]
Dorcadion sokolovi, androchromic ♀ [Photo © Petr Jelínek]
Dorcadion sokolovi, autochromic ♀ [Photo © Petr Jelínek]
Subfamilia Lamiinae Latreille, 1825 Tribus Dorcadionini Swainson, 1840 Genus Dorcadion Dalman, 1817 Subgenus Cribridorcadion Pic, 1901 Species Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) sokolovi Jakovlev, 1899