Phytoecia (Barbarina) chehirensis (Breuning, 1943)
[= Coptosia (Barbarina) chehirensis (Breuning, 1943)]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Phytoecia chehirensis
[Photo © Denis G. Kasatkin]

Phytoecia (Barbarina) chehirensis, a rare species endemic to Turkey, has been described as Conizonia chehirensis by Stephen Breuning in 1943 [❖].

Body length:10 - 14 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:unknown
Distribution:an endemic species to Turkey

The depicted beetle was collected near Saklikent NP (Fethiye env., Muğla Province, SW Turkey).

Breuning S.
Nouveaux cérambycides paléarctiques (1re note).
Miscellanea Entomologica 40: 89–104, 1943.

Breuning S.:
Revision von 35 Gattungen aus der Gruppe der Saperdini Muls. (Col. Cerambycidae).
Entomologischen Arbeiten aus dem Museum G. Frey, Tutzing bei München 5 (2): 401-567, 1954.
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SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhytoecia Pic, 1892
SubgenusBarbarina Sama, 2010
SpeciesPhytoecia (Barbarina) chehirensis (Breuning, 1943)