Phytoecia (Parobereina) vittipennis Reiche, 1877
[= Phytoecia (Blepisanis) vittipennis Reiche, 1877]

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

Species was moved into a newly estabilished subgenus Parobereina by Mikhail Danilevsky in 2018 [✩]. Phytoecia (Parobereina) vittipennis is associated with Achillea arabica (Asteraceae) [❖].

Body length:7 - 10 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Achillea arabica
Distribution:Armenia, Bulgaria, Greece, Syria, Turkey

The depicted beetle was wond on Achillea arabica in summit plateaus of Nemrut Dagi Mt. (Adiyaman prov., Anatolia, SE Turkey).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Rejzek M., Sama G., Alziar G., Sádlo J.:
Host Plants of Longhorn Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from the Balkan Peninsula, Asia Minor and Iran.
Biocosme Mésogéen 19 (3): 161-189, [2002] 2003. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
A new Palaearctic subgenus of genus Phytoecia Dejean, 1835 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Zootaxa 4521 (1): 129-132, 2018. [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Phytoeciini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Phytoecia Dejean, 1835
Subgenus: Parobereina Danilevsky, 2017
Species: Phytoecia (Parobereina) vittipennis Reiche, 1877