Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) sokolovi Jakovlev, 1899
[= Dorcadion jacobsoni Jakovlev, 1899]
[= Dorcadion apicipenne Jakovlev, 1899]
[= Dorcadion dsungaricum Pic, 1906]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIONINI
Dorcadion sokolovi

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

Typical habitats of Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) sokolovi are stony foothills with low-herb grassy vegetation. 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. [❖]

Body length:10 - 15 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:last decade of April - second half of May.
Host plant:larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae)
Distribution:South-Eastern Kazakhstan, Kirghizia

The depicted beetles were collected and photographed in environs of Sarymbel (Сарымбель) village (1 800 m, Dzhungar Alatau south slopes, Kazakhstan) on May 2015.

Collected by P.Jelínek

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 sokolovi
Dorcadion sokolovi
Dorcadion sokolovi ♂ [Photo © Petr Jelínek]
Dorcadion sokolovi
Dorcadion sokolovi, androchromic ♀ [Photo © Petr Jelínek]
Dorcadion sokolovi
Dorcadion sokolovi
Dorcadion sokolovi, autochromic ♀ [Photo © Petr Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDorcadionini Swainson, 1840
GenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SubgenusCribridorcadion Pic, 1901
SpeciesDorcadion (Cribridorcadion) sokolovi Jakovlev, 1899