Dorcadion absinthium ishkovi Kadyrbekov, 2004 *,

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: 85-86

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Dorcadion absinthium ishkovi Kadyrbekov, 2004 *


Dorcadion absinthium ishkovi Kadyrbekov, 2004 *  Fig. 7A, B

Material examined.

Almaty Region: 2 km E of Arkhaly [Ap қaлы] (44°10'N, 77°56'E), 1005 m a.s.l., 2 V 2017, 6♂♂, 2♀♀, leg. RP; 11♂♂, 3♀♀, leg. KL.


Dorcadion absinthium ishkovi  is an endemic Kazakh taxon with its known distribution limited to an area situated approx. 50 km north of Kapchagay in the environs of Kerbulak ( Kadyrbekov 2004, Toropov and Milko 2013). The biology of this species is poorly known. According to Kadyrbekov (2004), it inhabits the sandy desert above a canyon of the Ili River. Based on the known collection data, the imagines are active at the turn of April and May.

The population, which was dominated by males, was found in a steppe habitat (Fig. 13A) in the environs of Arkhaly. Our finding extends the known range of this taxon about 50 km to the east.