Phytoecia (Pilemia) hirsutula (Frölich, 1793)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PHYTOECIINI
Phytoecia hirsutula
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Phytoecia hirsutula
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

In Central Europe (Austria, Hungary, Slovakia) this species mainly develops in Stachys recta (Lamiaceae). But many other host plants from family Lamiaceae have already been recorded from various localities (e.g. Phlomis, Salvia etc.).

According to Martin Rejzek et al. [❖] in Iran Phytoecia (Pilemia) hirsutula develops Salvia cf. hypoleuca (Lamiaceae), and in Syria in Stachys pinetorum (Lamiaceae) and Phlomis longifolia.

Body length:6 - 15 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in: April - June
Host plant:Phlomis, Salvia, Stachys
Distribution:Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Syria, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine

The mounted beetle was collected on the host plant (Stachys recta) in Štúrovo (South Slovakia), the depicted living beetles were photographed on still undetermined plant in meadows at southern shore of Van Lake (3 km E of Tatvan, Bitlis province).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

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 pdf icon]

Özdikmen H. and Turgut S.:
An overview on the palaearctic subgenus Phytoecia (Pilemia) Fairmaire, 1864, with a new species Phytoecia (Pilemia) samii sp. n. from Turkey (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 5 (1): 90-108, 2010. [download pdf icon]

Phytoecia hirsutula
Phytoecia hirsutula
Phytoecia hirsutula
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Phytoeciini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Phytoecia Dejean, 1835
Subgenus: Pilemia Fairmaire, 1863
Species: Phytoecia (Pilemia) hirsutula (Frölich, 1793)