Parmena unifasciata (Rossi, 1790)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PARMENINI
Parmena unifasciata
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Parmena unifasciata is polyphagous in deciduous trees and various herbs, larvae feed in tree twigs and stalks of herbaceous plants (e.g.Euphorbia). Adults, which emerge from spring to autumn, are crepuscular/nocturnal and can be found on the host plants.

Body length: 5 - 10 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:March - September
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees and various herbs
Distribution:Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland

Depicted mounted beetles were reared from larvae collected in: ♂ Terme environs (Vallio Terme, Brescia province, Lombardy, Italy) on May 5, 2011; ♀ Pizzo environs (Vibo Valentia province, Calabria, Italy) on May 29, 2011. The living secimen was photographed in Durmitor Mts. (Montenegro) in June 2014.

Collected by Milan Šárovec

Parmena unifasciata
[Photo © Tamás Németh]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusParmenini Mulsant, 1839
GenusParmena Dejean, 1821
SpeciesParmena unifasciata (Rossi, 1790)