Phytoecia (Helladia) euimperialis, species which is very close to Iranian sister taxa Phytoecia (Helladia) imperialis (Sama & Rejzek, 2001)
and Phytoecia (Helladia) dorud (Sama G., Rapuzzi P. & 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.
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.