Phytoecia (Cardoria) scutellata (Fabricius, 1792)
[= Cardoria scutellata (Fabricius, 1792)]

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

Body length:7 - 14 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:March - June
Host plant:Falcaria vulgaris
Distribution:Armenia, Austria, Czechia, Hungary, Iran, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Turkey

The depicted beetles were found in the vicinity to their host plant (Falcaria vulgaris) in the environments of Štúrovo (South Slovakia).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Phytoecia scutellata
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Phytoecia scutellata
[Photo © Nikola Rahme]

Phytoecia scutellata can be observed as early as beginning of April (Hungary, Pest county, Budapest env., Biatorbágy village, 2.IV.2005, lgt. N.Rahme).

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Phytoeciini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Phytoecia Dejean, 1835
Subgenus: Cardoria Mulsant, 1863
Species: Phytoecia (Cardoria) scutellata (Fabricius, 1792)