Parmena novaki Sama, 1997

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PARMENINI
Parmena novaki

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Parmena novaki, an endemic species to Greece, has been described from Corinth Canal environs by Gianfranco Sama in 1997 [✧]. Larvae of P. novaki develop in branches, stems and roots of Euphorbia species, especially in Euphorbia dendroides [❖]. Adults, crepuscular and nocturnal, can be found on the host plants after dusk.

Body length:5 - 9 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:February - August
Host plant:Euphorbia spp.
Distribution:an endemic species to Greece

The depicted beetles were reared from a larvae found in a dead tree spurge (Euphorbia dendroides) twigs in Oitylo (Οίτυλο) village (Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece) on May 17-18, 2009.

Collected by David Navrátil

Sama G.:
Nouveaux longicornes de Grèce et du Proche Orient (Coleoptera - Cerambycidae), avec la description de trois espèces nouvelles.
Biocosme Mésogéen, Nice 13 (4) : 97-105, [1996] 1997. [download pdf icon]

Plewa R., Łoś K., Górski P.:
Nowe dane o rozmieszeniu, biologii i behawiorze gatunków z rodziny kózkowatych (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) z Grecji.
[New data on the distribution, biology and behavior of some longhorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from Greece.]
Elateridarium 5: 232-247, 2011. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusParmenini Mulsant, 1839
GenusParmena Dejean, 1821
SpeciesParmena novaki Sama, 1997