[= Helladia) imperialis Sama et Rejzek, 2001]
Subfamilia: LAMIINAE / Tribus: SAPERDINI
[Photo © David Navrátil]
Phytoecia (Helladia) imperialis has been described by Gianfranco Sama and Martin Rejzek [❖] from Orumiye, Azarbaygan-e-Garbi province (NW Iran) in 2001. The species is related to Phytoecia (Helladia) ferrugata Ganglbauer, 1884, Phytoecia (Helladia) orbicollis orbicollis Reiche et Saulcy, 1858, and Phytoecia (Helladia) orbicollis adelpha Ganglbauer, 1886. All specimens of Phytoecia (Helladia) imperialis were collected on Centaurea imperialis (Asteraceae). which most likely serves as their host plant.
Body length: 9 - 14 mm Life cycle: 1 year Adults in: May - July Host plant: Centaurea imperialis Distribution: a species endemic to NW Iran
The mounted beetles beetles were collected in Sīroo (سرو) environs (1900-2000 m a.s.l., Sumay-ye Beradust district, Urmia county, Āzarbāyjān-e Gharbī province, NW Iran) on May 30-31, 2017. The depicted living beetles were collected near Urmiya/Orumiyeh (Urmia county, Āzarbāyjān-e Gharbī province, NW Iran).
Collected by David Navrátil and M.Rejzek
Sama G. and Rejzek M.:
Helladia imperialis espece nouvelle de l'Iran (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Phytoeciini).
Biocosme Mésogéen, Nice 17 (3): 239-246,  2001. [download ]
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 ]
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
|Subfamilia||Lamiinae Latreille, 1825|
|Tribus||Saperdini Mulsant, 1839|
|Genus||Phytoecia Pic, 1892|
|Subgenus||Helladia Fairmaire, 1864|
|Species||Phytoecia (Helladia) imperialis (Sama et Rejzek, 2001)|