Parmena pontocircassica Danilevsky & Miroshnikov, 1985

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

Parmena pontocircassica, a species distributed in Crimea, Caucasus, and Transcaucasia, has been described from Krasnodar Krai (Russia) by Mikhail L. Danilevsky and Alexander I. Miroshnikov in 1985 [▽].

Body length:5 - 7.5 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:all of year (the maximal activity in May - June)
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees, also in conifers (Abies, Pinus)
Distribution:Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Russia - South European Territory, Turkey, Ukraine

Depicted mounted beetles were reared from larvae collected in: ♂ ex larva in Suchumi environs (South Caucasus, Abchazia) in 1999; ♀ ex larva (Pinus sp.) in Norio (ნორიო) village environs (972 m a.s.l., Gardabani district, Kvemo Kartli, Georgia) on May 9, 2015.

Collected by K. Deneš and David Navrátil

Danilevsky M.L. and Miroshnikov A.I.:
Жуки-дровосеки Кавказа (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae). Определитель.
[ The Longicorn-Beetles of Caucasus (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae). An identification key. ]
Krasnodar, Kuban Agrarian Institute, Station of Forest Protection: 417pp [pages 290-291], 1985. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusParmenini Mulsant, 1839
GenusParmena Dejean, 1821
SpeciesParmena pontocircassica Danilevsky & Miroshnikov, 1985