Phytoecia (Phytoecia) pustulata (Schrank, 1776)

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

This common European member of Phytoecini tribe belongs among oligophagous species developing in Asteraceae. Known host plants are for example Achillea, Tanacetum, Chrysanthemum or Pyrethrum.

Body length:5 - 9 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - July
Host plant:oligophagous in Asteraceae
Distribution:Europe except North, Turkey, Caucasus, Kazakhstan

The depicted beetle was collected on Achillea in Prague-Zlíchov (Czechia).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Phytoeciini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Phytoecia Dejean, 1835
Subgenus: Phytoecia Dejean, 1835
Species: Phytoecia (Phytoecia) pustulata (Schrank, 1776)