Phytoecia (Musaria) anatolica Fuchs & Breuning, 1971

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Phytoecia anatolica
[Photo © Sergei O. Kakunin]

Phytoecia (Musaria) anatolica, an endemic species to Turkey, has been described from Eski Misis environs (Adana province, Turkey) as Phytoecia (s. s.) anatolica by Ernst Fuchs and Stephan Breuning in 1971 [▽]. The correct classification of the taxon in the subgenus Musaria J. Thomson, 1864 was published by Carolus Holzschuh in 1980 [❖].

Body length:8 - 14 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:unknown, probably oligophagous in Apiaceae
Distribution:a species endemic to Turkey

The depicted beetle (13 mm) was collected in in Buğlan Geçidi (Buglan Pass) environs (Muş province, East Turkey) on May 28-30, 2011.

Collected by Denis G. Kasatkin.

Fuchs E. and Breuning S.:
Die Cerambycidenausbeute der Anatolienexpeditionen 1966-67 des Naturhistorischen Museums, Wien.
Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums, Wien 75: 435-439, 1971. [download pdf icon]

Holzschuh C.:
Revision einer Cerambycidenausbeute des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien (Coleoptera).
Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums, Wien 83: 573-574, 1980. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H. and Turgut S.:
A review of the genus Musaria Thomson, 1864 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Turkey with zoogeographical remarks.
Munis Entomology & Zoology 2 (2): 511-516, 2007. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhytoecia Dejean, 1835
SubgenusMusaria J. Thomson, 1864
SpeciesPhytoecia (Musaria) anatolica Fuchs & Breuning, 1971