Phytoecia (Opsilia) aspericollis Holzschuh, 1981

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Phytoecia aspericollis
[Photo © Maxim E. Smirnov]

Phytoecia aspericollis, an endemic species to Kazakhstan, has been described from Kara-Tau chrebet by Carolus Holzschuh in 1981 [▽].

Body length:11 – 12 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:unknown, probably Boraginaceae
Distribution:a species endemic to Kazakhstan

The depicted beetle was collected 19 km N Kentau (785 m a.s.l., Tary-Ozen river downstream, Karatau Mts., Turkistan region, Kazakhstan) on May 6, 2014.

Collected by A.Shapovalov

Holzschuh C.:
Zwanzig neue Bockkäfer aus Europa und Asien. (Cerambycidae, Col.).
Koleopterologische Rundschau, Wien 55: 91-112, 1981. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhytoecia Pic, 1892
SubgenusOpsilia Mulsant, 1863
SpeciesPhytoecia (Opsilia) aspericollis Holzschuh, 1981