Politodorcadion politum politum (Dalman, 1823),

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: 94-95

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Politodorcadion politum politum (Dalman, 1823)


Politodorcadion politum politum (Dalman, 1823)  Figs 8H, I, 14H

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East Kazakhstan Region: 120 km NE of Ajagöz [ Аягоз] (48°57'N, 80°55'E), 586 m a.s.l., 5 V 2017, 4♂♂, 1♀, leg. RP; 3♂♂, 1♀, leg. JH; 1♂, leg. GT; 125 km NE of Ajagöz [ Аягоз] (48°57'N 80°54'E), 592 m a.s.l., 5 V 2017, 2♂♂, 1♀, leg. KL; 50 km S of Ajagöz [ Аягоз] (47°37'N, 80°38'E), 747 m a.s.l., 8 V 2017, 1♂, leg. KL; 48 km N of Ajagöz [ Аягоз] (48°22'N, 80°29'E), 727 m a.s.l., 5 V 2017, 2♂♂, leg. KL; 25 km E of Tarbagatay [ Тарбагатай] (47°46'N, 81°36'E), 1128 m a.s.l., 8 V 2017, 1♂, 1♀, leg. RP; 3♂♂, leg. JH; 27 km E of Tarbabatay [ Тарбагатай] (47°46'N, 81°36'E), 1119 m a.s.l., 8 V 2017, 7♂♂, 1♀, leg. KL.


Politodorcadion politum  is distributed in northeastern Kazakhstan and southwestern Russia. The species includes three subspecies: P. p. politum  , P. p. akmolense  (Suvorov, 1911) and P. p. shapovalovi  Danilevsky, 2006 ( Danilevsky 2018a). The nominotypical subspecies is distributed west of Lake Zaysan and in West Siberia ( Toropov and Milko 2013, Danilevsky 2018a, b). It inhabits grassy steppes that were mainly formed by Stipa  spp. and sparse grasslands in hilly plains. The larvae feed on various species of Poaceae  . The adults (Fig. 14H) are active from the end of April to mid-June ( Toropov and Milko 2013).