Phytoecia (Paracoptosia) albovittigera Heyden, 1863
[= Coptosia albovittigera (Heyden, 1863)]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PHYTOECIINI
Phytoecia albovittigera
[Photo © Karel Hodek]
Phytoecia albovittigera
[Photo © Denis G. Kasatkin]

Species was moved into a newly estabilished subgenus Paracoptosia by Mikhail Danilevsky in 2017 [✩].

Body length:8 - 12 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Alkannia graeca (Boraginaceae)
Distribution:Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Turkey

The depicted living beetle was photographed by our friend Karel Hodek in Anoixi (Άνοιξη) village environs (N39° 54.85' E21° 34.35'; Grevena prefecture, West Macedonia, Greece) in April 2016.

Berger P.:
Contribution à la connaissance de la faune de Grèce : Coleoptera, Cerambycidae. 3ème note.
Biocosme Mésogéen, Nice 22 (2): 81-96, 2005.

Danilevsky M.L.:
A New Subgenus of the Longicorn Genus Phytoecia Dejean, 1835 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from the Palaearctic Region.
Entomological Review 97 (8): 1137-1139, 2017. [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Phytoeciini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Phytoecia Dejean, 1835
Subgenus: Paracoptosia Danilevsky, 2017
Species: Phytoecia (Paracoptosia) albovittigera Heyden, 1863