Subfamilia: LAMIINAE / Tribus: DORCADIONINI
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing Michal Hoskovec]
Dorcadion grande, a striking Dorcadion species endemic to South-Eastern Kazakhstan, has been decribed from former Semirechye Oblast (Kazakhstan) as Dorcadion (Compsodorcadion) grande by Vasiliy Ewgrafowitsch Jakovlev in 1906 [✱]. Typical habitats of D. grande are grasslands on piedmonts in middle part of northern macroslope of Zailyiskiy Alatau Mts. in altitudes 1 000 — 1 800 m (Заилийский Алатау, South-Eastern Kazakhstan). 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: 15 - 30 mm Life cycle: 1 year Adults in: beginning of May - 1st half of June Host plant: larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae) Distribution: an endemic species to South-Eastern Kazakhstan
The depicted living beetles were photographed in Izvestkovyi (Известковый) village environs (1750 m, Kaskelen river valey, Trans-Ili Alatau, Almaty region, Kazakhstan) on May 14-15, 2015. The mounted beetles were captured in the same locality (altitude 1500 m) on May 2, 2016.
Collected by Petr Jelínek and Sergey Dementiev
Species review of the subgenus Compsodorcadion Ganglb. (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Revue Russe d'Entomologie, Saint-Petersbourg 6 (1-2): 32-48, 1906. [download ]
Toropov S.A., Milko D.A.:
Longhorns of the tribe Dorcadionini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) of Kazakhstan and Middle Asia.
SatEnto, Bishkek, 103pp, 2013. [download ]
Dorcadion grande ♂ [Photo © Petr Jelínek]
Dorcadion grande ♀ [Photo © Evgeniy V. Rutjan]
Dorcadion grande couple [Photo © Evgeniy V. Rutjan]
Subfamilia Lamiinae Latreille, 1825 Tribus Dorcadionini Swainson, 1840 Genus Dorcadion Dalman, 1817 Subgenus Acutodorcadion Danilevsky, Kasatkin & Rubenian, 2004 Species Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) grande Jakovlev, 1906