[= Pygoptosia eugeniae (Ganglbauer, 1884)]
Subfamilia: LAMIINAE / Tribus: PHYTOECIINI
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
According to Martin Rejzek et al. [✧] Phytoecia (Pygoptosia) eugeniae develops in Centaurea behen (Asteraceae).
Body length: 12 - 22 mm Life cycle: 1 year Adults in: May - June Host plant: Centaurea behen Distribution: a species endemic to Iran
The depicted beetles were collected by M.Rejzek on Centaurea behen in Dorud (52 km SE Borugerd, Zagros Mts., prov. Lorestan, NW Iran). Living specimen was photographed by our friend Karel Hodek in Iran.
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 ]
[Photo © K.Hodek]
Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Phytoeciini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Phytoecia Dejean, 1835
Subgenus: Pygoptosia Reitter, 1895
Species: Phytoecia (Pygoptosia) eugeniae Ganglbauer, 1884