Parmena meregallii Sama, 1984
[= Parmena balteus meregallii Sama, 1984; ❖]

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

Parmena meregallii, a species with relatively small area of occurence in Catalonia and Pyrénées-Orientales, has been described as Parmena balteus meregallii by Gianfranco Sama in 1984 [❖]. Into species rank it was elevated by the same author in 1992 [✧].

Body length:4 - 6 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:adults hatch in March and as in other Parmena live for many months
Host plant:Helleborus, Hedera helix, Ficus carica, Pinus, Malus
Distribution:central and NE Spain and SW France

The depicted beetles were collected in: ♂ Seva environs (Osona comarca, Barcelona province, Catalonia, Spain) on May 5, 2014; ♀ Berga environs (Osona comarca, Barcelona province, Catalonia, Spain) on April 1, 2017.

Collected by M.Tomas and M.T.Rafales

Sama G.:
Studi sul genere «Parmena» Latreille, 1829 (Coleoptera Cerambycidae) (Prima parte).
Rivista piemontese di Storia naturale 5: 205-230, 1984. [download pdf icon]

Sama G.:
Note sur les longicornes de la péninsule ibérique avec description d'une nouvelle espèce de Trichoferus (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Biocosme Mésogéen, Nice 8 (4)-9 (1): 395-400, 1992. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusParmenini Mulsant, 1839
GenusParmena Dejean, 1821
SpeciesParmena meregallii Sama, 1984