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