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

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Semiangusta rebeccae

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

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 on the host plant (Centaurea behen) in Mirabad environs (1379 m a.s.l., Āzarbāyjān-e Gharbī province, NW Iran) on May 28, 2017. The living specimens were collected on Centaurea behen in Sīlvāneh (سيلوانه‎‎) village environs (N37°26′46″ E44°51′10″; 1600 m a.s.l., Silvaneh district, Urmia county, Āzarbāyjān-e Gharbī province, NW Iran) on May 30, 2018.

Collected by David Navrátil and P.Jelínek


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

The affiliation of this taxon to a genus/subgenus has changed several times since its description, and currently Semiangusta is again considered a separate genus.

Sama G., Rapuzzi P. and Özdikmen H.:
Preliminary report of the entomological surveys (2010, 2011) of G. Sama and P. Rapuzzi to Turkey (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 7 (1): 22-45, 2012. [download pdf icon]


Semiangusta rebeccae
Semiangusta rebeccae
Semiangusta rebeccae
Semiangusta rebeccae[Photo © P.Jelínek]
Semiangusta rebeccae
Semiangusta rebeccae
Semiangusta rebeccae
Semiangusta rebeccae[Photo © P.Jelínek]


 
SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusSemiangusta Pic, 1892
SpeciesSemiangusta rebeccae Sama et Rejzek, 2002