Phytoecia (Helladia) paulusi Holzschuh, 1971
ssp. paulusi Holzschuh, 1971

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Phytoecia paulusi paulusi
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Phytoecia paulusi whas been described by Carolus Holzschuh from Central Lebanon in 1971 [❖]. The species was divided into two subspecies by Gianfranco Sama in 2000 [✧]. The nominate subspecies is endemic to Lebanon and the new one, ssp. bludanica, is distributed in Syria.

Body length:10 - 12 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Cirsium cf. lappaceum M. B.
Distribution:subspecies endemic to Lebanon

The depicted beetles were collected in Tannourine Cedars Forest Nature Reserve (1750 m a.s.l., Harissa environs, North governorate, North Lebanon) on May 10, 2017.

Collected by A.Kotán, P.Nemes & T.Németh

Holzschuh C.:
Zwei neue Phytoecia-Arten (Col. Cerambycidae) aus Anatolien und dem Libanon.
Mitteilungen der Forstlichen Bundesversuchanstalt, Wien 94: 67-69, 1971. [download pdf icon]

Sama G.:
Su alcuni nuovi o interessanti Cerambicidi del medio Oriente (Insecta Coleoptera Cerambycidae).
Quaderni di Studi e Notizie di Storia Naturale della Romagna 13 (supplemento): 91-105, 2000. [download pdf icon]

Sama G., Rapuzzi P. & Kairouz A.:
Catalogue commenté des Cerambycidae du Liban. An annotated catalogue of the Cerambycidae of Lebanon (Insecta Coleoptera Cerambycidae).
Quaderni di Studi e Notizie di Storia Naturale della Romagna 30: 131-201, 2010. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H. & 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 paulusi paulusi
Phytoecia paulusi paulusi
[Photo © Tamás Németh]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhytoecia Dejean, 1835
SubgenusHelladia Fairmaire, 1864
SpeciesPhytoecia (Helladia) paulusi Holzschuh, 1971
SubspeciesPhytoecia (Helladia) paulusi paulusi Holzschuh, 1971