Phytoecia (Helladia) euimperialis Faizi et Danilevsky, 2020

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PHYTOECIINI

Phytoecia euimperialis
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Phytoecia (Helladia) euimperialis, species which is very close to Iranian sister taxa Phytoecia (Helladia) imperialis (Sama et Rejzek, 2001) and Phytoecia (Helladia) dorud (Sama G., Rapuzzi P. et Rejzek M., 2007) [✧], was described by Fardin Faizi and Mikhail Danilevsky from Bardeh Sepi (N35°31′09″ E46°24′29″; Marivan county, Ostān-e Kordestān province, Iran; captured on May 12, 2017) in 2020 [❖].

Body length:♂♂ 9-12 mm / ♀♀ 8-11 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:Μαy - June
Host plant:unknown (Centaurea behen ?)
Distribution:species endemic to Iran

The depicted specimen was collected on leaf of Centaurea behen in Dezlii environs (1332 m a.s.l., Ostān-e Kordestān province, Iran) on May 26, 2017.

Collected by David Navrátil

Sama G., Rapuzzi P. and Rejzek M.:
New or interesting Phytoeciini from the Middle East, especially from Iran (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Folia Heyrovskyana) (Series A), 14 (4): 163-179, 2007. [download pdf icon]

Faizi F., Danilevsky M.L., Ghobari H. and Nozari J.:
Two new species of Phytoecia Dejean, 1835 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from Iran.
Zootaxa 4868 (4): 91–595, 2020. [download pdf icon]

Phytoecia ueimperialis×imperialis - lateral view
[Photo © David Navrátil]

Comparison of Phytoecia (Helladia) euimperialis [E] and Phytoecia (Helladia) imperialis [I] - lateral view.

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusPhytoeciini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhytoecia Pic, 1892
SubgenusHelladia Fairmaire, 1864
SpeciesPhytoecia (Helladia) euimperialis Faizi et Danilevsky, 2020