Parmena pubescens (Dalman, 1817)
ssp. pilosa (Brullé, 1833)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PARMENINI
Parmena pubescens pilosa
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Parmena pubescens pilosa develops in Euphorbia and on the dead stalks of the host plant it can be also frequently found. It is a nocturnal species, and therefore, it is necessary to inspect the plants at night.

Body length:5 - 10 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - October
Host plant:Euphorbia
Distribution:Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Slovenia

The depicted beetle was collected and photographed on the host-plant (Euphorbia characias wulfenii) in Areopolis (SW of Peloponnese, Greece).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Parmenini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Parmena Dejean, 1821
Species: Parmena pubescens (Dalman, 1817)
Subspecies: Parmena pubescens pilosa (Brullé, 1833)