Parmena balteus (Linnaeus, 1767)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PARMENINI
Parmena balteus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Body length:4 - 9 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:April - September
Host plant:polyphagous in herbaceous plants (typically Helleborus or Euphorbia), in deciduous (typically Hedera helix) and occasionally also in coniferous trees
Distribution:France, Italy, Switzerland

The mounted beetle was collected in Monte Niedou, 5 km W Sarroch (Sardinia, Italy). The living beetle was collected at night on dead stalks of Helleborus in South France.

Collected by T.Kopecký and M.Rejzek

Parmena balteus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Parmenini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Parmena Dejean, 1821
Species: Parmena balteus (Linnaeus, 1767)