Parmena cruciata Pic, 1912

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PARMENINI
Parmena cruciata
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]



Parmena cruciata, an endemic species to Iberian Peninsula developing in hellebore (Helleborus sp.), was described as Parmena pubescens var. cruciata from Castillo de Monteagudo environs (Murcia, Spain) by Maurice Pic in 1912 [❖].

Body length:5 - 8 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:February - August
Host plant:Helleborus
Distribution:an endemic species to Spain


The depicted beetle was reared from a larva found in hellebore (Helleborus sp.) in Pico Javalambre - Teruel (Sierra de Javalambre, Aragon, Spain ) in June 2007.

Collected by Juan J. de la Rosa


[❖]
Pic M.:
Notes diverses et diagnoses.
Matériaux pour servir à l'étude des Longicornes 8 (2): 2-7, 1912. [download pdf icon]


Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Parmenini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Parmena Dejean, 1821
Species: Parmena cruciata Pic, 1912