Phytoecia (Helladia) fatima Ganglbauer, 1884
ssp. fatima Ganglbauer, 1884
[= Phytoecia (Helladia) pretiosa fatima Ganglbauer, 1884]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Phytoecia fatima fatima

[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Phytoecia (Helladia) fatima has been described from "Persia" by Ludwig Ganglbauer in 1884 [❖]. Later this taxon was only considered a subspecies of Phytoecia (Helladia) pretiosa Faldermann, 1837, now it is again a separate species. But the discussions about the taxonomic relationship between P. pretiosa and P. fatima are far from over... The nominotypical subspecies P. (H.) fatima fatima is known from Azerbaijan, Iran, Syria, and Turkey.

Body length:10 - 12 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Onopordum carduchorum (Asteraceae)
Distribution:Azerbaijan, Iran, Syria, Turkey

The depicted mounted beetle was collected in Qosmalyan village envirions (N38°38′59″ E48°22′53″; ~1650 m a.s.l, Lerik district, Lankaran–Astara economic region, Azerbaijan) on May 17-20, 2012. The living specimens were photographed in West Iran on May 20, 2019.

Collected by Denis G. Kasatkin and P.Jelínek

Ganglbauer L.:
Bestimmungs-Tabellen der europäischen Coleopteren. VIII. Cerambycidae. (Schluss.) Mit Berücksichtigung der Formen Algiers und des paläarktischen Asiens, exclusive jener von Japan.
Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 33 (2): 437-586 [page 574], [1883] 1884. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H. and Turgut S.:
An overview on the W-palaearctic subgenus Phytoecia (Helladia) Fairmaire, 1864 with a new subspecies Phytoecia (Helladia) humeralis caneri ssp. n. from Turkey (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 5 (2): 317-343, 2010. [download pdf icon]

Sama G.:
Note sur les Helladia Fairmaire, 1864 du groupe pretiosa Faldermann avec description d'une nouvelle race d'Irak.
Biocosme Mesogéen 11: 31-36, 1994. [download pdf icon]

Cocquempot Ch., Weill P. and Kabátek P.:
Contribution à la connaissance des Coléoptères Cerambycidae de Syrie (Coleoptera)
Revue de l'Association Roussillonnaise d'Entomologie (R.A.R.E.) 29 (3): 215-224, 2020. [download pdf icon]

Phytoecia fatima fatima

Phytoecia fatima fatima

Phytoecia fatima fatima

Phytoecia fatima fatima

Phytoecia fatima fatima
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhytoecia Pic, 1892
SubgenusHelladia Fairmaire, 1864
SpeciesPhytoecia (Helladia) fatima Ganglbauer, 1884
SubspeciesPhytoecia (Helladia) fatima fatima Ganglbauer, 1884