Parmena aurora Danilevsky, 1980

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PARMENINI
Parmena aurora
[Photo © Lech Kruszelnicki]

This rare Parmena species, developing in dying twigs of Ficus carica, was described by Mikhail Danilevsky in 1980 [❖]. Parmena aurora, so far known only from Azerbaïdjan localities, was recently collected also in Iran.

Body length:6 - 9 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:common fig (Ficus carica)
Distribution:Azerbaïdjan, Iran

The depicted mounted beetles were collected at night on Ficus carica twigs ca 28 km E of Marzanabad (Māzandarān province, Iran) on May 18, 2018.

Collected by Lech Kruszelnicki

Danilevsky M.L.:
A new species of longicorn beetles of the genus Parmena Latr. (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from Transcaucasia.
Entomologičeskoe Obozrenie 59 (4): 852-853, 1980. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusParmenini Mulsant, 1839
GenusParmena Dejean, 1821
SpeciesParmena aurora Danilevsky, 1980