The book combines characters of scientific edition and photo album and may be used as an illustrated guide to longhorns (capricorn beetles) of the tribe Dorcadionini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) in Kazakhstan and Middle Asia (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tadjikistan and Kirghizia), in which region these beetles are distinctive faunistic element. The book includes brief essays in Russian and English for 57 species; data on type locality, general area of distribution, typical habitats, pre-imaginal stages and life-history are presented in each essay. Considerable part of the book forms colour illustrations, which includes photographs of collection specimens together distribution map for all species and subspecies, and also photographs of beetles in a natural setting and their typical biotopes.
Figs. 377. Bibliography 49.
Reviewer: Dr. Sci. Prof. Vladimir L. Kazenas (Inst. Zoology of Rep. Kazakhstan)
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