Phytoecia (Musaria) affinis (Harrer, 1784)
ssp. volgensis Kraatz, 1883
[= Phytoecia volgensis Kraatz, 1883]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PHYTOECIINI
Phytoecia affinis volgensis

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Phytoecia affinis volgensis, a subspecies occuring in South of Russia, has been described from Volga region (Russia) as Phytoecia volgensis by Gustav Kraatz in 1883 [❖].

Body length:10 - 14 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:oligophagous in Apiaceae (Chaerophyllum, Pastinacia, Bupleurum, Imperatoria etc.)
Distribution:Russia: South European Territory


Depicted beetles were collected in Pyatigorsk (Пятиго́рск) environs (800 m a.s.l., Stavropol Krai, North Caucasian Federal District of Russia) on June 6, 2002.


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Kraatz G.:
Phytoecia volgensis n. sp.
Wiener Entomologische Zeitung 2 (11): 276, 1883. [download pdf icon]

Plavilstshikov N.N.:
Matériaux pour la révision générale des Phytoéciaires paléarctiques. I. Sous-genre Musaria (J. Thoms.) et ses voisins (Col. Ceramb.) (cont.).
Eos. Revista Española de Entomología, Madrid 5: 379-426, 1929. [download pdf icon]



 
SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusPhytoeciini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhytoecia Pic, 1892
SubgenusMusaria J. Thomson, 1864
SpeciesPhytoecia (Musaria) affinis volgensis Kraatz, 1883