Phytoecia (Helladia) armeniaca Frivaldszky, 1878
ssp. armeniaca Frivaldszky, 1878

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PHYTOECIINI
Phytoecia armeniaca armeniaca
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Phytoecia armeniaca armeniaca
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Phytoecia (Helladia) armeniaca was reported by Gianfanco Sama et al. [❖] to be associated with Scorzonera alpigena Grossh. (Asteraceae).

Body length:8 - 12 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Scorzonera alpigena
Distribution:Armenia, Iran, Syria, Turkey

The depicted mounted specimen interesting and rare beetle was captured on wing in summit plateaus of Nemrut Dagi Mt. (Adiyaman prov., Anatolia, SE Turkey)., the living one was photographed in in Buğlan Geçidi pass (1600 m; 40 km NNW Muş, Eastern Turkey).

Collected by M.Hoskovec and M.Švarc

Sama G., Buse J., Orbach E., Friedman A.-L.-L., Rittner O., Chikatunov V.:
A new catalogue of the Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) of Israel with notes on their distribution and host plants.
Munis Entomology & Zoology 5 (1): 1-51, 2010. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H. and Turgut S.:
An overview on the W-palaearctic subgenus Phytoecia (Helladia) Fairmaire, 1864 with a new subspecies Phytoecia (Helladia) humeralis caneri ssp. n. from Turkey (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 5 (2): 317-343, 2010. [download pdf icon]

Phytoecia armeniaca armeniaca
Phytoecia armeniaca armeniaca
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Phytoeciini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Phytoecia Dejean, 1835
Subgenus: Helladia Fairmaire, 1864
Species: Phytoecia (Helladia) armeniaca Frivaldszky, 1878
Subspecies: Phytoecia (Helladia) armeniaca armeniaca Frivaldszky, 1878