Phytoecia (Helladia) millefolii (Adams, 1817)
ssp. alziari (Sama, 1992)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Phytoecia millefolii alziari
[Photo © Maxim E. Smirnov]

Phytoecia (Helladia) millefolii alziari, a subpecies occuring in SE Mediterranean region (Crete, Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey), has been described from Cyprus and Anatolia as Helladia millefolii alziari by Gianfranco Sama in 1992 [❖].

Body length:8 - 13 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:March - May
Host plant:Dittrichia viscosa (Asteraceae)
Distribution:Crete, Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey

The mounted female beetle was collected in Buğlan Geçidi (Buglan Pass) environs (1600 m; 40 km NNW Muş, Eastern Turkey) on May 28-30, 2011. The depicted living beetles were collected on their host plants: (TN)- in Harbouna village environs (Batroun District, North Governorate, Lebanon) on May 3, 2017; (MH) - in Mathikoloni village environs (10 km N of Limassol, Cyprus) in April 2007.

Collected by Denis Kasatkin, Tamás Németh and Michal Hoskovec

Sama G.:
Descrizione di nuovi Cerambycidae dell'isola di Cipro (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Lambillionea 92 (4): 297-307, 1992. [download pdf icon]

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 pdf icon]

Phytoecia millefolii alziari
[Photo © Tamás Németh]
Phytoecia millefolii alziari
Phytoecia millefolii alziari
Phytoecia millefolii alziari
[Photo © Michal Hoskovec]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhytoecia Pic, 1892
SubgenusHelladia Fairmaire, 1864
SpeciesPhytoecia (Helladia) millefolii (Adams, 1817)
SubspeciesPhytoecia (Helladia) millefolii alziari (Sama, 1992)