Phytoecia (Neomusaria) balcanica (Frivaldszky, 1835)

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

According to Martin Rejzek et al. [❖] in Turkey Phytoecia (Neomusaria) balcanica develops in Salvia sclarea (Lamiaceae).

Body length: 8 - 13 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:sages (Salvia spp.) - e.g. Salvia sclarea
Distribution:Bulgaria, Crete, Turkey

The beetle in the picture was collected on Salvia sp. in village Sanycik (NE 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]

[ key of Neomusaria subgenus ]
Özdikmen H. & Özdikmen G.:
Updated world species list of the subgenus Phytoecia (Neomusaria) Plavilstshikov, 1928 with two new subspecies from Turkey (Cerambycidae: Lamiinae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 11 (2): 492-500, 2016. [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Phytoeciini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Phytoecia Dejean, 1835
Subgenus: Neomusaria Plavilstshikov, 1928
Species: Phytoecia (Neomusaria) balcanica (Frivaldszky, 1835)