Phytoecia (Musaria) astarte Ganglbauer, 1885
ssp. perrini Pic, 1891

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

In Syria Phytoecia (Musaria) astarte perrini is is associated with Cirsium cf. lappaceum M. B. (Asteraceae) [❖].

Body length:10 - 15 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:Cirsium cf. lappaceum M. B.
Distribution:Syria, Lebanon

The depicted beetles were collected on the host plant in mountain valley near Bitlis (Bitlis province, East Turkey) and in meadows at southern shore of Van Lake (3 km E of Tatvan, Bitlis province).

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]

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 perrini Pic, 1891