Conizonia (Conizonioides) georgiana (Navrátil & Rozsíval, 2016) Saperdini

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Conizonia georgiana

[Photo © David Navrátil, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Conizonia georgiana has been described by David Navrátil and Milan Rozsíval as Coptosia georgiana [❖] from Gori environs (Georgia) in 2016. A separate webpage is dedicated to the biology of this interesting species.

Body length:♂♂ 12.2 - 14.2 mm, ♀♀ 12.2 - 13.6 mm
Life cycle:1-2 years
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Centaurea transcaucasica (Asteraceae, Carduoideae)
Distribution:endemic species to Georgia

The depicted mounted specimens were found in pupal cells in Centaurea roots in Tbilisi environs (Georgia) in November, 2022. The live beetle was photographed 4 km NE of Gori (N42°00′28″ E44°9′37″; 950-1050 m a.s.l., Shida Kartli region, Georgia) on May 21, 2017.

Collected by Petr Papoušek and Pavel Jelínek

Navrátil D. and Rozsíval M.:
A new species of the genus Coptosia (s. l.) Fairmaire, 1864 from Central Georgia (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 11 (1): 1-3, 2016. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H. and Turgut S.:
A new subgenus to Conizonia Fairmaire, 1864 (Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Phytoeciini).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 10 (1): 49-52, 2015. [download pdf icon]

Conizonia georgiana - genitalia

Male genitalia of Conizonia (Conizonioides) georgiana (Navrátil & Rozsíval, 2016) in detail: A. aedeagus, B. lateral lobes, C. subgenital plate.
[Photo © David Navrátil]

Conizonia georgiana
Conizonia georgiana
Conizonia georgiana
[Photo © Pavel Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusConizonia Fairmaire, 1864
SubgenusConizonioides Özdikmen, 2015
SpeciesConizonia (Conizonioides) georgiana (Navrátil & Rozsíval, 2016)