Dorcadion songaricum Ganglbauer, 1884,

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: 92

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Dorcadion songaricum Ganglbauer, 1884


Dorcadion songaricum Ganglbauer, 1884  Fig. 8A

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East Kazakhstan Region: 10 km E of Kyzyl Kesik [ Қызыл Қесиқ] (47°53'N, 82°06'E), 808 m a.s.l., 8 V 2017, 1♀, leg. RP, det. M. Lazarev.


Dorcadion songaricum  is distributed in east Kazakhstan and the Xinjiang province in China ( Danilevsky 2018a). In Kazakhstan, the species is known from the northern slopes of the Tarbagatay and Saur Mountain ranges as well as the southern slopes of the Manrak Mountains. It inhabits sparse grasslands in piedmont regions. The larvae feed on the roots of various grass species. This is one of the latest occurring species; the adults are active from the second half of May to the end of June ( Toropov and Milko 2013).

Only a single female was collected in a mountain-steppe habitat in the area of rocky hills (Fig. 14F).