Phytoecia (Coptosia) compacta (Ménétries, 1832)
ssp. sancta Reiche, 1877

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

According to M. Rejzek et al. [❖] in Turkey Phytoecia (Coptosia) compacta sancta develops in Anchusa italica (Boraginaceae).

Body length:8 - 12 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Italian bugloss (Anchusa italica)
Distribution:Israel, Jordan, Syria, Turkey

The depicted beetles were collected in Slinfah E Latakia, NW Syria on a the host plant.

Collected by M.Rejzek

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]

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]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Phytoeciini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Phytoecia Dejean, 1835
Subgenus: Coptosia Fairmaire, 1864
Species: Phytoecia (Coptosia) compacta (Ménétries, 1832)
Subspecies: Phytoecia (Coptosia) compacta sancta Reiche, 1877