Phytoecia (Semiangusta) rebeccae (Sama et Rejzek, 2002)
[= Semiangusta rebeccae Sama et Rejzek, 2002]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PHYTOECIINI

Phytoecia rebeccae
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Phytoecia (Semiangusta) rebeccae, described by Martin Rejzek and Gianfranco Sama [❖], is undoubtedly associated with Centaurea behen (Asteraceae). This was confirmed by finding of larvae in roots of this plant. Adults fly quickly and land on leaves of the host plant. Usually it is possible to locate adults while actively flying. Occasionally adults can be found under the large basal leaves of their host plants.

Body length:15 - 24 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Centaurea behen
Distribution:a species endemic to NW Iran

The depicted beetles were collected in Serou 50 km NW Orumiye (prov. Azarbaygan-e Garbi, NW Iran).

Collected by M.Rejzek

Sama G. and Rejzek M.:
Two new Cerambycidae from Turkey and Iran.
Quaderno di Studi e Notizie di Storia Naturale della Romagna 16 suppl.: 105-110, 2002. [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Phytoeciini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Phytoecia Dejean, 1835
Subgenus: Semiangusta Pic, 1892
Species: Phytoecia (Semiangusta) rebeccae (Sama et Rejzek, 2002)