Dorcadion (Politodorcadion) lativittis Kraatz, 1878
[= Politodorcadion lativittis (Kraatz, 1878)]
[= Dorcadion cribricolle Kraatz, 1882]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIONINI
Dorcadion lativittis

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Dorcadion lativittis, a striking Dorcadion-species distributed in East Kazakhstan and Xīnjiāng province of China, has been described from Tarbagatai Mts. (East Kazakhstan) by Gustav Kraatz in 1878 [✯]. Species occurs in clay semi-deserts, valleys and piedmonts under Manrak and Saur mountain ranges with sparse grass vegetation. D. lativittis larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae). Adults feed on above-ground parts of the same host plants [✧].

Body length:14 - 19 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - May
Host plant:roots of various grass species (Poaceae)
Distribution:East Kazakhstan and North-Western China (Xīnjiāng province)

The depicted male beetle was collected in Karatagai village environs (Zaysan Lake environs, Kazakhstan) on May 23, 1993.

Collected by Mikhail L. Danilevsky

Kraatz G.:
Zwei neue sibirische Dorcadion.
Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift, Berlin 22 (1): 219-221, 1878. [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]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDorcadionini Swainson, 1840
GenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SubgenusPolitodorcadion Danilevsky, 1996
SpeciesDorcadion (Politodorcadion) lativittis Kraatz, 1878