[= Opsilia molybdaena (Dalman, 1817)]
Subfamilia: LAMIINAE / Tribus: SAPERDINI
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]
Phytoecia molybdaena, a rare but widely distributed taxon (Central and South Europe, Turkey, North Africa), has been described from "Halæ Saxonum" (Halle an der Saale, Germany) as Saperda molybdaena by Swedish entomologist Johan Wilhelm Dalman in 1817 [▽]. The host plant of this species in Central Europe, Lithospermum purpureo-coeruleum, was firstly mentioned in work of Tibor Kovács in 1997 [✩].
Body length: 5 - 9 mm Life cycle: 1 year Adults in: May - June Host plant: Boraginaceae (Echium grandiflorum, Cynoglossum spp., Lithospermum purpureo-coeruleum) Distribution: Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, Morocco, Turkey [✧]
The mounted specimens were were collected on L. purpureo-coeruleum in Feketeerdó environs (125 m a.s.l. Molsonmagyaróvár, Hungary) on May 18, 2018. The depicted living beetles were photographed on L. purpureo-coeruleum in Győr-Moson-Sopron county (Hungary).
Collected by D.Navrátil and N.Rahme
Johan Wilhelm Dalman in Schönherr C.J.:
Appendix ad C. J. Schönherr Synonymiam Insectorum. Descriptiones Novarum Specierum Insectorum.
Scaris, Lewerentziana 1 (3): 266pp [page 186], 1817. [download ]
Food-plants and locality data of Hungarian longhorn beetles 2. (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). / Magyarorszagi cincerek tapnoveny- es lelohelyadatai 2. (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Folia Historico Naturalia Musei Matraensis 22: 247-255,  1998. [download ]
Özdikmen H. and Turgut S.:
A review of the genus Opsilia Mulsant, 1862 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) with a new record to the fauna of Turkey, Opsilia molybdaena (Dalman, 1817).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 3 (1): 191-198, 2008. [download ]
[Photo © Nikola Rahme]
|Subfamilia||Lamiinae Latreille, 1825|
|Tribus||Saperdini Mulsant, 1839|
|Genus||Phytoecia Pic, 1892|
|Subgenus||Opsilia Mulsant, 1863|
|Species||Phytoecia (Opsilia) molybdaena (Dalman, 1817)|