Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) darjae Danilevsky, 2001

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIONINI
Dorcadion darjae

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Dorcadion darjae, an endemic species of North Kyrgyzstan, has been described from Küngöy Ala-Too range by Mikhail Leontievich Danilevsky in 2001 [✯]. This taxon, very close to Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) kastekus Danilevsky, 1996, occurs in a large area of alpine meadows along the northern slope of West Küngöy Ala-Too (Kungei Alatau/Күнгей Алатау) range. D. darjae larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae).

Body length:18.5 – 24.5 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - May
Host plant:roots of various grass species (Poaceae)
Distribution:an endemic species of North Kyrgyzstan

The depicted male beetle was collected in Kalmak-Ashuu village environs (N42°42′19″ E76°05′18″; 1690 m a.s.l., Kemin district, Chüy region, Kyrgyzstan) on May 12, 2018.

Collected by Radoslaw Plewa

Danilevsky M.L.:
Two new Dorcadion Dalman, 1817 from Kazakhstan and Kirgizia (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Lambillionea 101 (4): 631-634, 2001. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDorcadionini Swainson, 1840
GenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SubgenusAcutodorcadion Danilevsky, Kasatkin et Rubenian, 2004
SpeciesDorcadion (Acutodorcadion) darjae Danilevsky, 2001