Phytoecia (Neomusaria) merkli Ganglbauer, 1884

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

According to Martin Rejzek et al. [❖] the host plants of Phytoecia (Neomusaria) merkli are Salvia sclarea (Lamiaceae), Salvia cf. tomentosa (Lamiaceae), and another still undetermined Lamiaceae plant.

Body length:7 - 10 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:oligophagous on Lamiaceae (e.g. Salvia spp.)
Distribution:Armenia, Syria, Turkey

The depicted beetles in the were collected on Salvia sp. in summit plateaus of Nemrut Dagi Mt. (Adiyaman prov., Anatolia, SE Turkey).

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]

[ key of Neomusaria subgenus ]
Özdikmen H. & Özdikmen G.:
Updated world species list of the subgenus Phytoecia (Neomusaria) Plavilstshikov, 1928 with two new subspecies from Turkey (Cerambycidae: Lamiinae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 11 (2): 492-500, 2016. [download pdf icon]

Phytoecia merkli
Phytoecia merkli
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Phytoeciini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Phytoecia Dejean, 1835
Subgenus: Neomusaria Plavilstshikov, 1928
Species: Phytoecia (Neomusaria) merkli Ganglbauer, 1884