Phytoecia (Musaria) astarte Ganglbauer, 1885
ssp. lederi Pic, 1899

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

In Nemrut (SE Turkey) Phytoecia (Musaria) astarte lederi is regularly collected on a sg. Cynarae (Asteraceae) plant which most probably serves as its host [❖].

Body length:9 - 20 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:thistles (sg. Cynarae)
Distribution:Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey

The depicted beetles in the were collected in summit plateaus of Nemrut Dagi Mt. (Adiyaman prov., Anatolia, SE Turkey).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Rejzek M., Sama G., Alziar G.:
Host plants of several herb-feeding Cerambycidae mainly from east Mediterranean region (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Biocosme Mésogéen 17 (4): 263-294, 2001. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H. and Turgut S.:
A review of the genus Musaria Thomson, 1864 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Turkey with zoogeographical remarks.
Munis Entomology & Zoology 2 (2): 511-516, 2007. [download pdf icon]

Phytoecia astarte lederi
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Phytoecia astarte lederi
Phytoecia astarte lederi
Phytoecia astarte lederi
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Phytoeciini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Phytoecia Dejean, 1835
Subgenus: Musaria J. Thomson, 1864
Species: Phytoecia (Musaria) astarte Ganglbauer, 1885
Subspecies: Phytoecia (Musaria) astarte lederi Pic, 1899