Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) semenovi Ganglbauer, 1884
ssp. semenovi

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIONINI
Dorcadion semenovi semenovi
Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) semenovi semenovi[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

Dorcadion semenovi, a very variable taxon distributed in Northern Kyrgyzstan, South-Eastern Kazakhstan and Western China, has been described from "Turkestan" by Ludwig Ganglbauer in 1884 [▽]. A subspecific structure of D. semenovi comprising ten subspecies has been described in detail in paper by Mikhail L. Danilevsky published in 2002 [✧].

Typical habitats of Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) semenovi semenovi are scanty grasslands in clay foothills and river valleys at l 600 - 2 000 m, in river valleys penetrating into mountains up to altitude 3 200 m. Larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae), including fescue (Festuca spp.). Adults feed on above-ground parts of the same plant species. In warm sunny weather, males are actively moving in search of virgin females. Females are less active and usually staying under plants. Depending on the altitude, adults are active in morning only or up to evening [❖].

Body length:♂♂ 11.5 - 15.1 mm / ♀♀ 12 - 18 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:end of April - end of June, depending on the altitude
Host plant:larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae)
Distribution:an endemic subspecies to South-Eastern Kazakhstan

The depicted beetles were collected in mountain pass 15 km N of Kegen (Кеген) village (1850 m a.s.l., Ketmen Ridge, Raiymbek district, Almaty region, Kazakhstan) on May 14, 2015.

Collected by Petr Jelínek

Ganglbauer L.:
Bestimmungs-Tabellen der europäischen Coleopteren. VIII. Cerambycidae. (Schluss.) Mit Berücksichtigung der Formen Algiers und des paläarktischen Asiens, exclusive jener von Japan.
Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 33 [1883]: 437-586, 1884. [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]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Subspecific structure of Dorcadion (Dzhungarodorcadion) semenovi Ganglbauer, 1884 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Les Cahiers Magellanes 10: 1-18, 2002. [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 semenovi semenovi
Dorcadion semenovi semenovi
Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) semenovi semenovi[Photo © Petr Jelínek]
Dorcadion semenovi semenovi
Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) semenovi semenovi[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDorcadionini Swainson, 1840
GenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SubgenusCribridorcadion Pic, 1901
SpeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) semenovi Ganglbauer, 1884
SubspeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) semenovi semenovi Ganglbauer, 1884