ssp. hirsutula (Frölich, 1793)
[= Phytoecia (Pseudopilemia) hirsutula (Frölich, 1793)<]
Subfamilia: LAMIINAE / Tribus: SAPERDINI
[Photo © Tamás Németh]
Pilemia hirsutula, a widely distributed species iccuring in Central and South East Europe, Near East, Turkey and Central Asia, has been described from Austria as Saperda hirsutula by Josef Aloys Frölich in 1793 [✩]. In Central Europe (Austria, Hungary, Slovakia) this taxon 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.). Pilemia hirsutula (sensu lato) was moved into a new estabilished subgenus Pseudopilemia by Denis Kasatkin in 2018 [✧].
According to Martin Rejzek et al. [❖] in Iran Pilemia (Pseudopilemia) 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 depicted living beetles were photographed in Hungary (TN) and in meadows at southern shore of Van Lake (3 km E of Tatvan, Bitlis province, Turkey) on June 4, 2011 (MH).
Collected by Tamás Németh and M.Hoskovec
Kritisches Verzeichniß der Oesterreichischen Schneckenkäfer, Saperda Fabr.
Der Naturforscher 27: 128-157, 1793. [download ]
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 ]
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 ]
Pseudopilemia - a new subgenus of the genus Phytoecia Dejean, 1835 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Russian Entomological Journal 27 (2): 157-160, 2018. [download ]
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
|Subfamilia||Lamiinae Latreille, 1825|
|Tribus||Saperdini Mulsant, 1839|
|Genus||Pilemia Fairmaire, 1863|
|Subgenus||Pseudopilemia Kasatkin, 2018|
|Species||Pilemia (Pseudopilemia) hirsutula (Frölich, 1793)|
|Subspecies||Pilemia (Pseudopilemia) hirsutula hirsutula (Frölich, 1793)|