Dorcadion abakumovi sarkandicum Danilevsky, 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

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Dorcadion abakumovi sarkandicum Danilevsky, 2004 *


Dorcadion abakumovi sarkandicum Danilevsky, 2004 *  Fig. 6A, B

Material examined.

Almaty Region: 10 km SW of Sarkan [ Cарқaн] (45°21'N, 79°48'E), 990 m a.s.l., 4 V 2017, 2♂♂, leg. RP; 1♂, 1♀, leg. KL; 1♂, leg. GT.


This taxon is endemic to eastern Kazakhstan and is known to occur only in one locality near the city of Sarkan in the foothills of the Dzungarian Alatau ( Toropov and Milko 2013). This species includes four subspecies: D. a. abakumovi  Thomson, 1865, D. a. laterale  Jakovlev, 1895, D. a. lepsyense  Danilevsky, 2004 and D. a. sarkandicum  , which are represented only by small populations that occur in a limited area in the northern part of the Dzungarian Alatau in eastern Kazakhstan ( Danilevsky 2004). The biology of the species is poorly known. The beetles occur at altitudes of approx. 800-1300 m a.s.l. where they feed on various species of Poaceae  ( Toropov and Milko 2013).