Dorcadion (Dorcadion) gebleri Kraatz, 1873
ssp. lukhtanovi Danilevsky, 1996
[= Compsodorcadion jakovlevianum Suvorov, 1911]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIONINI
Dorcadion gebleri lukhtanovi

[Photo © Petr Jelínek & 8K postprocessing Michal Hoskovec]

Dorcadion gebleri, the largest known species of the Dorcadion-genus occuring in Kazakhstan and China (Xīnjiāng province), has been described by Gustav Kraatz in 1873 [✮]. Its subspecies D. gebleri lukhtanovi, described from Lake Zaysan Lake environ by Mikhail L. Danilevsky in 1996 [✧], is known from several localities eastwards from Lake Zaysan in North-Eeastern Kazakhstan. It occurs in the Kurchum Mountain ridge and in the surrounding foothill area. The larvae probably feed on the roots of Achnatherium species [❖]. The adults are active from late April to early June. According to Mikhail L. Danilevsky [✧], this taxon seems to be a transitional form between D. gebleri gebleri and Dorcadion (Dorcadion) cephalotes (Jakovlev, 1889).

Body length:♂♂ 18 - 25 mm / ♀♀ 20.8 - 25.5 mm
Life cycle: 1 year
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:probably roots of needlegrass (Achnatherium spp., Stipeae, Poaceae)
Distribution:an endemic species to East Kazakhstan

The depicted beetles were collected 2 km W of Karatogay (Қаратоғай) village (N48°23′41″ E84°26′55″; 500 m a.s.l., Kurshim district, East Kazakhstan region, Kazakhstan) on May 7, 2015.

Collected by Petr Jelínek

Kraatz G.:
Die Käfer Europas. Nach der Natur beschrieben von Dr. G. Kraatz im Anschluss an die Käfer Europa's von Dr. H. C. Küster.
In: Küster, 1873. Die Käfer Europas nach der Natur beschrieben 29: 1-101, 1873. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
A revue of subspecific structure of Dorcadion (Compsodorcadion) gebleri Kraatz, 1873 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) with description of two new subspecies.
Coleoptera. Schwanfelder Coleopterologische Mitteilungen 21: 1-8, 1996. [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 gebleri lukhtanovi
Dorcadion gebleri lukhtanovi
Dorcadion gebleri lukhtanovi
Dorcadion gebleri lukhtanovi ♂♂ [Photo © Petr Jelínek]
Dorcadion gebleri lukhtanovi
Dorcadion gebleri lukhtanovi
Dorcadion gebleri lukhtanovi[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDorcadionini Swainson, 1840
GenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SubgenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SpeciesDorcadion (Dorcadion) gebleri Kraatz, 1873
SubspeciesDorcadion (Dorcadion) gebleri lukhtanovi Danilevsky, 1996