Phytoecia (Phytoecia) kabateki Sama, 1997

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

Phytoecia (Phytoecia) kabateki has been discovered in Syria by Petr Kabátek and subsequently described by Gianfranco Sama [❖]. This Phytoecia species develops in Ferula hermonis Boiss. (Apiaceae) [✧].

Body length:8 - 13 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:February - July (depends from the country)
Host plant:Ferula hermonis
Distribution:an endemic species to Syria

The depicted beetle was collected in Bloudan (بلودان‎) environs (Antilebanon Mts., Rif Dimashq Governorate, Syria).

Collected by our friend Martin Johanides

[❖] Sama G.:
Nouveaux longicornes de Grèce et du Proche Orient (Coleoptera - Cerambycidae), avec la description de trois espèces nouvelles.
Biocosme Mésogéen, Nice 13 (4): 97-105, [1996] 1997. [download pdf icon]

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]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Phytoeciini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Phytoecia Dejean, 1835
Subgenus: Phytoecia Dejean, 1835
Species: Phytoecia (Phytoecia) annulipes Mulsant et Rey, 1863