Politodorcadion eurygyne eurygyne (Suvorov, 1911)

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: 94

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Politodorcadion eurygyne eurygyne (Suvorov, 1911)


Politodorcadion eurygyne eurygyne (Suvorov, 1911)  

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East Kazakhstan Region: 20 km NW of Tauke [ Тауқе] (47°57'N, 83°16'E), 407 m a.s.l., 6 V 2017, 1♀, leg. RP.


Politodorcadion eurygyne   is distributed in eastern Kazakhstan and West Siberia. This species includes two subspecies: P. e. eurygyne   and P. e. lailanum   Danilevsky, 2007 ( Danilevsky 2018a). The nominotypical subspecies occurs in two separate regions in E Kazakhstan: north of Lake Zaysan and to the south of the Tarbagatay Mountains. Its range in the latter area is limited only to southern foothills of the Kalbinsky Ridge ( Danilevsky 2007b). The beetles inhabit clayey deserts and semi-deserts (at an altitude of approx. 500 m a.s.l.) with sparse grass vegetation where they feed on various species of Poaceae   ( Toropov and Milko 2013).