Subfamilia: LAMIINAE / Tribus: DORCADIONINI
[Photo © Sergey V. Kolov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]
Dorcadion tschitscherini, a striking Dorcadion species endemic to South-Eastern Kazakhstan, has been decribed from former Malovodnoye village environs (Almaty region, Kazakhstan) by Vasiliy Ewgrafowitsch Jakovlev in 1899 [✱]. Typical habitats of D. tschitscherini are steppe valleys at the foot of the mountains and river banks with sparse grass vegetation, up to a height of 1000 m a.s.l. in piedmont plain of the northern slope of the Trans-Ili Range between the valleys of the Kaskelen and Kurty rivers (South-Eastern Kazakhstan). Adults, active from early April to the first decade of May, feed on above-ground parts of the host grasses. In warm sunny weather, males are actively moving in search of virgin females. Females are less active and usually staying under plants [❖].
Body length: 15 - 17 mm Life cycle: 1 year Adults in: early April - first decade of May Host plant: larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae) Distribution: an endemic species to South-Eastern Kazakhstan
The depicted mounted beetles were collected using soil traps 8 km W of Karaoy (Қараой) village (N43°31′38″ E76°43′35″; 655 m a.s.l., Ile district, Almaty region, Kazakhstan) on April 29, 2010.
Collected by Sergey V. Kolov
Quelques nouvelles espèces du sous-genre Compsodorcadion Ganglb.
Horae Societatis Entomologicae Rossicae, St. Petersbourg 33 (1-2): 147-155, 1899. [download ]
Toropov S.A., Milko D.A.:
Longhorns of the tribe Dorcadionini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) of Kazakhstan and Middle Asia.
SatEnto, Bishkek, 103pp, 2013. [download ]
|Subfamilia||Lamiinae Latreille, 1825|
|Tribus||Dorcadionini Swainson, 1840|
|Genus||Dorcadion Dalman, 1817|
|Subgenus||Acutodorcadion Danilevsky, Kasatkin & Rubenian, 2004|
|Species||Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) grande Jakovlev, 1906|