Dorcadion (Politodorcadion) politum Dalman, 1823
ssp. politum Dalman, 1823
[= Politodorcadion politum politum (Dalman, 1823)]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIONINI
Dorcadion politum politum

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

Dorcadion politum, a species distributed from Orenburg Region of Russia and Aral Sea in South-Western Kazakhstan to about Barnaul environs in West Siberia and Tarbagatay Mountains in Eastern Kazakhstan, has been described from Semipalatinsk environs (Russia) by Johann Wilhelm Dalman in 1823 [✩]. The nominotypical subspecies of Dorcadion politum occupies the eastern part of the area, eastwards from the longitude ca E75° [❖][✧]. D. politum politum inhabits grassy steppes that were mainly formed by Stipa spp. and sparse grasslands in hilly plains. The larvae feed on various species of Poaceae. The adults are active from the end of April to mid-June [✮].

Body length:♂♂ 14.2 -20.6 mm / ♀♀ 15.4-23.3 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April-June
Host plant:roots of grasses (Poaceae)
Distribution:Russia, East Kazakhstan

The depicted beetles were collected 3 km NW of Kopanbulak (Қапанбұлақ) village (N48°57′04″ E80°55′04″; Ayagoz district, East Kazakhstan region, Kazakhstan) on May 6, 2015.

Collected by Petr Jelínek

Dalman J.W.:
Analecta entomologica.
Holmiae, i- viii + 1-108, 1823. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Four new Dorcadionini taxa from South Urals (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Les cahiers Magellanes 54: 1-20, 2006. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
A new subspecies of Politodorcadion politum (Dalman, 1823) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from Omsk Region of Russia.
Humanity space - International Almanac 9 (2): 103-111, 2020. [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 politum politum
Dorcadion politum politum
Dorcadion politum politum
Dorcadion politum politum
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDorcadionini Swainson, 1840
GenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SubgenusPolitodorcadion Danilevsky, 1996
SpeciesDorcadion (Politodorcadion) politum Dalman, 1823
SubspeciesDorcadion (Politodorcadion) politum politum Dalman, 1823