Phytoecia (Paracoptosia) bithynensis Ganglbauer, 1884
[= Conizonia (Coptosia) bithynensis (Ganglbauer, 1884)]

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

Species was moved into a newly estabilished subgenus Paracoptosia by Mikhail Danilevsky in 2017 [✩]. Phytoecia (Paracoptosia) bithynensis was reported to be associated with Cynoglossum cf. foliosum (Boraginaceae) [❖].

Body length:5 - 9 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Cynoglossum cf. foliosum, Anchusa
Distribution:Armenia, Bulgaria, Turkey

The mounted beetle was collected on Anchusa sp. in Karadut village environs (Nemrut Dagi National Park, Adiyaman prov., Anatolia, SE Turkey). Depicted living specimen was photographed on its host plant - Anchusa italica in Buglan Gecidi (Anatolia, SE Turkey).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Rejzek M., Sama G., Alziar G., Sádlo J.:
Host Plants of Longhorn Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from the Balkan Peninsula, Asia Minor and Iran.
Biocosme Mésogéen 19 (3): 161-189, [2002] 2003. [download pdf icon]

Kasatkin D.G.:
A new subgenus of the genus Phytoecia Dejean, 1835 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae).
Russian Entomological Journal 24(2): 127-131, 2015. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
A New Subgenus of the Longicorn Genus Phytoecia Dejean, 1835 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from the Palaearctic Region.
Entomological Review 97 (8): 1137-1139, 2017. [download pdf icon]

Phytoecia bithynensis
Phytoecia bithynensis
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Phytoeciini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Phytoecia Dejean, 1835
Subgenus: Paracoptosia Danilevsky, 2017
Species: Phytoecia (Paracoptosia) bithynensis Ganglbauer, 1884