Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) equestre (Laxmann, 1770)
ssp. equestre (Laxmann, 1770)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIONINI
Dorcadion equestre equestre

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Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) equestre, one of the of the most ornate Cribridorcadion species (occuring in Russia, Ukraine and Georgia), has been described from Southern Russia as Cerambyx equestis by Erich Laxmann in 1770 [❖].

Body length:13 - 21 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:roots of grasses (Poaceae)
Distribution:Russia (Central and Southern European Territory), Georgia, Ukraine

The depicted mounted beetles were collected in Khodosivka (Ходосівка) village environs (Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine) on May 7, 2010. The living beetles were photographed on the Don river bank 3 km N Kalach-on-the-Don (Кала́ч-на-Дону́) environs (Kalachyovsky District, Volgograd Oblast, Southern Federal District, Russia) on April 25, 2009.

Collected by R.Gerasimov

Laxmann E.:
Novae Insectorum species.
Novi commentarii Academiae Scientiarum Imperialis Petropolitanae 14 (1): 593-604, 1770. [download pdf icon]

Breuning S.:
Revision der Dorcadionini (Col. Ceramb.)
Abhandlungen und Berichte aus dem staatlichen Museum für Tierkunde in Dresden 27: 666pp [pages 302-309], 1962. [download pdf icon]

Dorcadion equestre equestre
Dorcadion equestre equestre
[Photo © Yevgeniy V. Komarov]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDorcadionini Swainson, 1840
GenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SubgenusCribridorcadion Pic, 1901
SpeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) equestre (Laxmann, 1770)
SubspeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) equestre equestre (Laxmann, 1770)