Parmena europaea Danilevsky & Hızal, 2017

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PARMENINI
Parmena europaea
[Photo © David Navrátil]

Parmena europaea, recently described by Mikhail Danilevsky and Erdem Hızal based on Ukrainian and Romanian specimens [❖], is close to Parmena pontocircassica Danilevsky & Miroshnikov, 1985. But P. pontocircassica has 1st antennal joint shorter and wider; lateral thoracic tubercles bigger; elytral punctation denser and bigger; elytral band relatively narrow, usually interrupted along suture, its light borders less contrast and light setae spots near scutellum distinct. The species is not similar to Parmena unifasciata (Rossi, 1790), which is usually much bigger and lighter (reddish), with another pattern of pronotal and elytral punctation.

Body length:6 - 8 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May- July
Host plant:unknown - probably polyphagous in deciduous trees and various herbs as sister taxa
Distribution:Romania, Ukraine

The depicted beetle was found near Baile Herculane (Caras-Severin county, Romania) on May 1-3, 1997.

Collected by Nikola Rahmé

Danilevsky M. L. & Hızal E.:
Two new species of the genus Parmena Dejean, 1821 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from eastern Europe.
Munis Entomology & Zoology 12 (1): 1-4, 2017. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusParmenini Mulsant, 1839
GenusParmena Dejean, 1821
SpeciesParmena europaea Danilevsky & Hızal, 2017