Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) danilevskyi Dolin & Ovtschinikov, 1999

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIONINI
Dorcadion danilevskyi
[Photo © P.Jelínek & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Dorcadion danilevskyi, a rare species endemic to Suusamyr Plateau in Kyrgyzstan, has been described by V.G. Dolin and S.V. Ovtschinikov in 1999 [❖]. in 1870 [❖]. D. danilevskyi is similar to D. tibiale (Jakovlev, 1890), but differs disticntly by from of pronotum, colour of antennae and legs as well as by proportion of elytra.

Body length:19 - 22 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:roots of herbaceous plants and grass
Distribution:a species endemic to Kyrgyzstan

The depicted beetle was collected on the ground in low vegetation in Suusamyr Plateau (2100 m a.s.l., Tian Shan Mountains, Chuy Region, Kyrgyzstan) in May 2015.

Dolin W.G. and Owtschinnikow S.W.:
Eine neue Dorcadion-Art (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) aus Kyrgyzstan.
Vestnik Zoologii 33 (3): 97-99, 1999. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDorcadionini Swainson, 1840
GenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SubgenusAcutodorcadion Danilevsky, Kasatkin & Rubenian, 2004
SpeciesDorcadion (Acutodorcadion) danilevskyi Dolin & Ovtschinikov, 1999