Oxylia duponcheli (Brullé, 1833)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PHYTOECIINI
Oxylia duponcheli
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Oxylia duponcheli is an endemic species in South of the Balcan peninsula (Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia). Here, however, it is quite common. The beetle develops in roots of Echium and the adults are often collected on the host plants.

Body length:12 - 21 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Echium
Distribution:Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia

The depicted beetles were photographed and collected on the host plant (Echium italicum) in Ithilo (SW Peloponnese, Greece).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Oxylia duponcheli
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Phytoeciini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Oxylia Mulsant, 1863
Species: Oxylia duponcheli (Brullé, 1833)