Subfamilia: LAMIINAE / Tribus: DORCADIINI
[Photo © P.Jelínek]
Typical habitats of Dorcadion (Dorcadion) cephalotes are clayey semi-deserts (sometimes with salty plots), or valleys in foothills with more or less closed clumps of Achnatherum in southern coast of Balkjash Lake and Alakon Lake Depression, southern and western piedmonts of Tarbagatai Mts. Range (Тарвагатай нуруу; Almaty and Semipalatinsk Provinces of Kazakhstan). Larvae feed on roots of Achnatherum spp., usually Achnatherum splendens. Both sexes usually are hide inside the clump of host plant and mate in the same place. Males occasionally move from one Achnatherum clump to another one, searching virgin females. [❖]
Body length: 15 - 18 mm Life cycle: 1 year Adults in: last decade of April - second half of May Host plant: needlegrass Achnatherum spp. Distribution: SE/E Kazakhstan, NW China
Collected by P.Jelínek
Toropov S.A., Milko D.A.:
Longhorns of the tribe Dorcadionini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) of Kazakhstan and Middle Asia.
SatEnto, Bishkek, 2013, pp. 103.
Dorcadion cephalotes ♂♂ [Photo © P.Jelínek]
Dorcadion cephalotes ♀♀ [Photo © P.Jelínek]
Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Dorcadiini Thomson, 1860
Genus: Dorcadion Dalman, 1817
Subgenus: Dorcadion Dalman, 1817
Species: Dorcadion (Dorcadion) cephalotes Jakovlev, 1890