Dorcadion mystacinum rufidens Jakovlev, 1906 *,

Karpinski, Lech, Szczepanski, Wojciech T., lewa, Radoslaw, Walczak, Marcin, Hilszczanski, Jacek, Kruszelnicki, Lech, Los, Krzysztof, Jaworski, Tomasz, Marek Bidas, & Tarwacki, Grzegorz, 2018, New data on the distribution, biology and ecology of the longhorn beetles from the area of South and East Kazakhstan (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae), ZooKeys 805, pp. 59-126: 89-90

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Dorcadion mystacinum rufidens Jakovlev, 1906 *


Dorcadion mystacinum rufidens Jakovlev, 1906 * 

Material examined.

Zhambyl Region: 10 km NW of Akkol [ Акколь] (43°27N, 70°35'E), 382 m a.s.l., 5 VI 2017, 1♀ (body remains), leg. MB, coll. LK.


The species is distributed in south Kazakhstan and northwestern Kyrgyzstan ( Toropov and Milko 2013). Three subspecies have been described to date: D. mystacinum mystacinum  Ballion, 1878, D. mystacinum rufidens  and D. mystacinum pumilio  Plavilstshikov, 1951 ( Danilevsky 2018a). This subspecies seems to be endemic to the southeastern slopes of the Syr-Dar Karatau Mountains, where it mainly inhabits sparse grasslands and fixed sands in clayey and stony piedmonts between 320 and 1150 m a.s.l. The larvae feed on the roots of various grass species, mainly on Festuca  and Stipa  . The imagines are active from the end of April to the end of May ( Toropov and Milko 2013).

Only the remains of a single female were found in a habitat with Caragana  shrubs near the shore of a salt lake.