Dorcadion acutispinum Motschulsky, 1860 *,

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: 86

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Dorcadion acutispinum Motschulsky, 1860 *
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Dorcadion acutispinum Motschulsky, 1860 *  Figs 6G, H, 13B

Material examined.

Almaty Region: 16 km NE of Kapal [ Қапал] (45°12'N, 79°14'E), 1275 m a.s.l., 3 V 2017, 14♂♂, 5♀♀, leg. RP; 6♂♂, 2♀♀, leg. JH; 3♂♂, leg. GT; 22 km E of Kapal [ Қапал] (45°13'N, 79°16'E), 1201 m a.s.l., 3 V 2017, 4♂♂, 1♀, leg. KL; 15 km E of Kapal [ Қапал] (45°11'N, 79°12'E), 1320 m a.s.l., 3 V 2017, 2♂♂, leg. KL; 34 km W of Kapal [ Қапал] (45°14'N, 78°39'E), 665 m a.s.l., 3 V 2017, 1♂, leg. KL.

Remarks.

Dorcadion acutispinum  is endemic to eastern Kazakhstan where it is known to occur in a few localities in the valley of the Kapal River and its surroundings in the northern range of Dzungarian Alatau ( Danilevsky 1996c). The species inhabits sparse grasslands with sandy plots in a river valley. The imagines are active at the turn of April and May ( Toropov and Milko 2013).

Numerous individuals were collected in steppe-like habitat in the Kapal canyon. The population was dominated by males (Fig. 13B) (ratio of approx. 3:1).