Phytoecia (Opsilia) varentzowi Semenov, 1896
[= Opsilia varentzowi (Semenov, 1896)]

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

Phytoecia varentzowi, a species occuring in the Transcaucasia and Central/West Asia, has been described from Uzun-Ada at Caspian Sea by Andrej Petrovitsch Semenov Tian-Shanskij in 1896 [▽].

Body length:6 - 9 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:Boraginaceae
Distribution:Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, Iran, Kirghizia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan


The depicted beetles were collected on the left bank of Illy river (60 km N Almaty, Almaty region, Kazakhstan) on May 5, 2009.

Collected by O.Pak


[▽]
Semenov Tian-Shanskij A.P.:
Coleoptera Asiatica Nova. VII.
Horae Societatis Entomologicae Rossicae, St. Petersbourg 30 (3-4): 238-259, 1896. [download pdf icon]



 
SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusPhytoeciini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhytoecia Pic, 1892
SubgenusOpsilia Mulsant, 1863
SpeciesPhytoecia (Opsilia) varentzowi Semenov, 1896