Parmena solieri Mulsant, 1839
ssp. solieri Mulsant, 1839

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PARMENINI
Parmena solieri solieri
[Photo © V.Čelikovský]

This interesting member of Parmenini tribe develops in dead stalks of various herbaceous plants (Euphorbia, Ferula, Malva, Foeniculum, Chrysanthemum, Centranthus, etc.).

Body length:5 - 12 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:adults hatch in March and as in other Parmena live for many months
Host plant:polyphagous in herbaceous plants (Euphorbia - strongly preferred, Ferula, Centranthus, Malva etc.)
Distribution:France, Spain, Italy

The mounted beetles were collected in South Sardinia (Italy). The living one was reared from Euphorbia characias stalk found in Port Vendres (SW France).

Collected by M.Rejzek and V.Čelikovský

Parmena solieri solieri
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Parmena solieri solieri
[Photo © V.Čelikovský]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Parmenini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Parmena Dejean, 1821
Species: Parmena solieri Mulsant, 1839
Subspecies: Parmena solieri solieri Mulsant, 1839