Subfamilia: LAMIINAE / Tribus: PHYTOECIINI
[Photo © Denis G. Kasatkin]
This new species of Phytoecia (Opsilia subgenus), described by our friend Denis Kasatkin from Afghanistan in 2013 [❖] , is most similar to Phytoecia (Opsilia) prasina Reitter, 1911. Species is well distinguished from Phytoecia (Opsilia) prasina by more short antennae, characters of pubescence: absence scale-like hairs in pubescence of elytra, almost complete absence of dark hairs on pronotum, more long erect hairs on head and pronotum; by form of pronotum and elytral apex.
Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Phytoeciini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Phytoecia Dejean, 1835
Subgenus: Opsilia Mulsant, 1863
Species: Phytoecia (Opsilia) brevicornis Kasatkin, 2013