Phytoecia (Phytoecia) rufipes (Olivier, 1795)
ssp. rufipes (Olivier, 1795)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Phytoecia rufipes rufipes

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing Michal Hoskovec]

Phytoecia rufipes, a species with a large area of occurrence (from Central Asia and Asia Minor to Western Europe), has been described from France as Saperda rufipes by Guillaume-Antoine Olivier in 1795 [▽].

Body length:8 - 14 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - July
Host plant:oligophagous in Apiaceae (Foeniculum, Ferula etc.)
Distribution:Albania, Algeria, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine

The depicted mounted beetled were collected in Finca El Ardal at Linares (Jaén province, Andalusia, Spain) in May 28, 2013. The living specimens was photographed on the host plant in Kasristskali (კასრისწყალი) village environs (NP Vashlovani, Tskaro district, Kakheti Region, Eastern Georgia) on May 14, 2018.

Collected by A. Hidalgo and Petr Jelínek

Olivier G.-A.:
Entomologie ou Histoire Naturelle des Insectes, avec leurs caractères génériques et spécifiques, leur description, leur synonymie et leur figure enluminée.
Coléoptères, Imprimerie de Lanneau, Paris 4: 519pp, pages 1-124 (1795); 125-492 (1800). [download pdf icon]

Phytoecia rufipes rufipes
Phytoecia rufipes rufipes
Phytoecia rufipes rufipes
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]
Phytoecia rufipes rufipes
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhytoecia Pic, 1892
SubgenusPhytoecia Pic, 1892
SpeciesPhytoecia (Phytoecia) rufipes (Olivier, 1795)
SubspeciesPhytoecia (Phytoecia) rufipes rufipes (Olivier, 1795)