Dokhtouroffia nebulosa (Gebler, 1845)
[= Dokhtouroffia turkestanica Ganglbauer, 1886][❖]
[= Dokhtouroffia vittata Pic, 1941]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI

Dokhtouroffia nebulosa
[Photo © Lech Kruszelnicki]

Dokhtouroffia nebulosa, an interesting species of Central-Asian montane coniferous forests occuring in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and North-West China, has been described from Kyrgyzstan as Stenura nebulosa by Friedrich August Gebler in 1845 [▽]. D. nebulosa larvae develop in the base of trunks and in the upper parts of the roots of dying or freshly dead coniferous trees. Species strongly prefers Picea schrenkiana tianschanica, but reported was also from Abies. Pupation in wood in spring and early summer, life-cycle 2 - 3 years. Adults are active from May to August (peak in July-early August) [✧].

Body length:♂♂ 9 - 16 mm / ♀♀ 15 - 24 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:coniferous trees (strongly prefers Picea schrenkiana tianschanica)
Distribution:Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Xinjiang (North-West China)

The depicted female beetle was collected in Tekelı (Текелі) environs (Almaty region, Kazakhstan) in July 2017.

Gebler F.A.:
Charakteristik der vom Hn. Dr. Schrenk in den Jahren 1842 und 1843 in den Steppen der Dsungarei gefundenen neuen Coleopteren-Arten.
Bulletin de la Classe physico-mathématique de l'Académie impériale des sciences de St.-Pétersbourg 3 (7) [1844]: 97-106, 1845. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [pages 314-315], 2014. [download pdf icon]

Ganglbauer L.:
Turkestanische Bockkäffer.
Horae Societatis Entomologicae Rossicae, St. Petersbourg 20 (1-2): 128-130, 1886. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1804
GenusDokhtouroffia Ganglbauer, 1886 [❖]
SpeciesDokhtouroffia nebulosa (Gebler, 1845)