Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) semibrunneum Pic, 1903
ssp. vlasenkoi Kasatkin, 2020

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIONINI
Dorcadion semibrunneum vlasenkoi
[Photo © Denis Kasatkin]

Dorcadion semibrunneum vlasenkoi, an endemic subspecies known from Western Anatolia, has been described from subalpine landscape of Mount Davraz by Denis Kasatkin in 2020 [❖]. Most of specimens were collected hidden under stones.

Body length:15 - 21 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae)
Distribution:a species endemic to Turkey

The depicted beetles (♂-holotype / ♀-paratype) were collected on slopes of Davraz Dağı (Mount Davraz; N37°46′59.7″ E30°44′42.2″, Isparta province, SW Turkey) on May 5-6, 2019.

Collected by our friend Denis Kasatkin

Kasatkin D.:
A new subspecies of the Dorcadion semibrunneum Pic, 1903 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from Turkey.
Russian Entomological Journal 29 (3): 271-275, 2020. [download pdf icon]

Dorcadion semibrunneum vlasenkoi
[Photo © Denis Kasatkin]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDorcadionini Swainson, 1840
GenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SubgenusCribridorcadion Pic, 1901
SpeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) semibrunneum Pic, 1903
SubspeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) semibrunneum vlasenkoi Kasatkin, 1920