Dorcadion (Dorcadion) gebleri Kraatz, 1873
ssp. takyr Danilevsky, 1996

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIONINI
Dorcadion gebleri takyr
Dorcadion gebleri takyr[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

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 takyr, described from north bank of Lake Zaysan Lake (Takyr environs) by Mikhail L. Danilevsky in 1996 [✧]. 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 is morphologically and geographgically a transitional form between D. gebleri gebleri and D. gebleri lukhtanovi Danilevsky, 1996.

Body length:♂♂ 19 - 24.4 mm / ♀♀ 22 - 24 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 in Takyr environs (N48°08′42″ E84°57′32″; 485 m a.s.l., Kurshim district, East Kazakhstan region, Kazakhstan) on May 8, 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]

Dorcadion gebleri takyr
Dorcadion gebleri takyr
Dorcadion gebleri takyr
Dorcadion gebleri takyr[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

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