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.
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.