Phytoecia (Opsilia) uncinata (Redtenbacher, 1842)
[= Opsilia uncinata (Redtenbacher, 1842)]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Phytoecia uncinata
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Phytoecia uncinata, a species occuring in the Central and South-East Europe, has been described as Saperda uncinata from Vienna by Joseph Redtenbacher in 1849 [▽]. P. uncinata is a relatively rare species associated with warm steppe habitats with honeywoths (Cerinthe spp.), which are its host plants.

Body length:5 - 9 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:Boraginaceae (honeyworts - Cerinthe minor, Cerinthe glabra)
Distribution: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine


The depicted beetles were collected on the host plant (Cerinthe minor) in Uherský Brod environs (250 m a.s.l., South Moravia, Czechia) on May 27, 2018.

Collected by David Navrátil


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Redtenbacher J.:
Quaedam Genera et Species Coleopterorum Archiducatus Austriae nondum descriptorum.
Dissertatio inauguralis botanica de caricibus territorii Vindobonensis, Ueberreute, 31 pp, 1842. [download pdf icon]



 
SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhytoecia Pic, 1892
SubgenusOpsilia Mulsant, 1863
SpeciesPhytoecia (Opsilia) uncinata (Redtenbacher, 1842)