Parmena novaki Sama, 1997

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PARMENINI
Parmena novaki

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Parmena novaki, an endemic species to Greece, has been described from Corinth Canal environs by Gianfranco Sama in 1997 [✧]. Larvae of P. novaki develop in branches, stems and roots of Euphorbia species, especially in Euphorbia dendroides. Adults, crepuscular and nocturnal, can be found on the host plants after dusk.

Body length:5 - 9 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:February - August
Host plant:Euphorbia
Distribution:an endemic species to Greece

The depicted beetles were reared from a larvae found in a dead tree spurge (Euphorbia dendroides) twigs in Oitylo (Οίτυλο) village (Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece) on May 17-18, 2009.

Collected by David Navrátil

Sama G.:
Nouveaux longicornes de Grèce et du Proche Orient (Coleoptera - Cerambycidae), avec la description de trois espèces nouvelles.
Biocosme Mésogéen, Nice 13 (4) : 97-105, [1996] 1997. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusParmenini Mulsant, 1839
GenusParmena Dejean, 1821
SpeciesParmena novaki Sama, 1997