Dorcadion (Politodorcadion) eurygyne (Suvorov, 1911)
ssp. eurygyne (Suvorov, 1911)
[= Politodorcadion eurygyne (Suvorov, 1911)]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIONINI
Dorcadion eurygyne

[Photo © David Navrátil, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Dorcadion eurygyne, a species distributed in Russian West Siberia and East Kazakhstan, has been described from Ulba village environs (East Kazakhstan) by Georgy Leonidovitsch Suvorov in 1911 [✮]. The taxonomy of this species, which is very close to Dorcadion (Politodorcadion) politum politum Dalman, 1823, was described in detail by Mikhail L. Danilevsky in 2007 [❖]. The nominotypical subspecies occurs in two separate regions in Eastern Kazakhstan - north of Lake Zaysan and to the south of the Tarbagatay Mountains. Its range in the latter area is limited only to southern foothills of the Kalbinsky Ridge [❖]. D. eurygyne eurygyne, which occurs in submontane clay semi-deserts with sparse grass vegetation (at an altitude of approx. 500 m a.s.l.), develop on roots of various grass species (Poaceae). Adults feed on above-ground parts of the same host plants [✧][✩].

Body length:♂♂ 14.5 – 21.5 mm / ♀♀ 15.5–23.7 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:last decade of April - first half of June
Host plant:roots of various grass species (Poaceae)
Distribution:Russian West Siberia and East Kazakhstan

The depicted mounted male beetle was collected in Bozanbai (Бозанбай) village environs (N49°35′ E82°30′; 400 m a.s.l., Sibinka river valley, Ulan district, East Kazakhstan region, Kazakhstan) on May 26, 2002. The living specimen was collected in East Kazakhstan on May 7, 2019.

Collected by Mikhail L. Danilevsky and Petr Jelínek

Suvorov G.L.:
Beschreibung neuer Arten des Subgenus Compsodorcadion Ganglb. (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Revue Russe d'Entomologie, Saint-Petersbourg 11 (1): 60-70, 1911. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Politodorcadion eurygyne (Suvorov, 1911) and P. e. lailanum ssp. n. (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from East Kazakhstan.
Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 3 (2): 201-205, 2007. [download pdf icon]

Toropov S.A., Milko D.A.:
Longhorns of the tribe Dorcadionini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) of Kazakhstan and Middle Asia.
SatEnto, Bishkek, 103pp, 2013. [download pdf icon]

Karpiński L., Szczepański W.T., Plewa R., Walczak M., Hilszczański J., Kruszelnicki L., Łoś K., Jaworski T., Bidas M., Tarwacki G.:
New data on the distribution, biology and ecology of the longhorn beetles from the area of South and East Kazakhstan (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae)
ZooKeys 805: 59–126 (2018) [download pdf icon]

Dorcadion eurygyne
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDorcadionini Swainson, 1840
GenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SubgenusPolitodorcadion Danilevsky, 1996
SpeciesDorcadion (Politodorcadion) eurygyne (Suvorov, 1911)
SubspeciesDorcadion (Politodorcadion) eurygyne eurygyne (Suvorov, 1911)