Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) morozovi Danilevsky, 1992

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIONINI
Dorcadion morozovi
Dorcadion morozovi
[Photo © Petr Jelínek & 8K postprocessing Michal Hoskovec]

Dorcadion morozovi, a species close to D. jacobsoni, has been described from Charyn valley (Kazakhstan) by Mikhail L. Danilevsky in 1992 [✧]. D. morozovi is endemic to southeastern Kazakhstan and Xīnjiāng province in China. In Kazakhstan, it occurs locally in the environs of Kegen and Narynkol, where it inhabits valleys with steppe and meadow vegetation up to 2500 m a.s.l. The larvae feed on roots of various grass species (e.g. Festuca spp.). The adults are active from mid-April to the end of May.

Body length:♂♂ 14.2 - 20.5 mm / ♀♀ 16.2 - 20.0 mm
Life cycle: 1 year
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:roots of grasses (Poaceae)
Distribution:Kazakhstan, China (Xīnjiāng)

The depicted beetles were collected in mountain pass 15 km N of Kegen (Кеген) village (N43°09′12″ E79°12′08″; 1850 m a.s.l., Ketmen Ridge, Raiymbek district, Almaty region, Kazakhstan) on May 14, 2015.

Collected by Petr Jelínek

Danilevsky M.L.:
New and little known Dorcadion Dalman, 1817 from Soviet Union (Coleoptera Cerambycidae).
Lambillionea 92 (1): 92-97, 1992. [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]

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]

Dorcadion morozovi
Dorcadion morozovi
Dorcadion morozovi
Dorcadion morozovi[Photo © Petr Jelínek]
Dorcadion morozovi
Dorcadion morozovi[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDorcadionini Swainson, 1840
GenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SubgenusCribridorcadion Pic, 1901
SpeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) morozovi Danilevsky, 1992