Phytoecia albovittigera, an only European representative of the Paracoptosia subgenus occuring in Eastern Balkan peninsula, has been described from
European part of Turkey by Lucas Friedrich Heyden in 1863 [❖].
Mikhail Danilevsky included this species in the newly established subgenus Paracoptosia 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 Daniel Rydzi between Anoixi (Άνοιξη)
and Karpero (Καρπερό) villages (600 m a.s.l; Grevena prefecture, West Macedonia, Greece) on May 26, 2022.
Zwei neue Coleopteren-Gattungen aus dem Mittelmeergebiet.
Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 7 (1-2): 126-130, 1863.
A New Subgenus of the Longicorn Genus Phytoecia Dejean, 1835 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from the Palaearctic Region.
Entomological Review 97 (8): 1137-1139, 2017.