Pilemia (Pilemia) angusterufonotata (Pic, 1952)
[= Phytœcia (Pilemia) tigrina var. angusterufonotata Pic, 1952]
[= Pilemia inarmata Holzschuh, 1984]
[= Phytoecia (Pilemia) angusterufonotata Pic, 1952]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Pilemia angusterufonotata
[Photo © Denis G. Kasatkin]

Pilemia angusterufonotata, a rare species known only from South Greece and recently also from Albania [✧], has been described from Peloponnese (Greece) as Phytœcia (Pilemia) tigrina var. angusterufonotata by Maurice Pic in 1952 [✱]. This description was probably forgotten and the species was re-described by Carolus Holzschuh as Pilemia inarmata in 1984 [❖]. This name was recognized as synonym by Hüseyin Özdikmen and Semra Turgut in 2010 [✮].

Body length: 7.5 - 11.5 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:oligophagous on Anchusa spp.
Distribution:Albania, Greece (Fthiotida; Fokida; Ahaia; Korinthia; Arkadia)

The depicted beetles were collected on their host plant (Anchusa) in Xerokambos (1900 m, Chelmos Mts., Peloponnese, South Greece).

Collected by Michal Hoskovec

Pic M.:
Contribution à l'étude des Pilemia Frm. [Longicornes].
Diversités Entomologiques 11: 1-3, 1952. [download pdf icon]

Holzschuh C.:
Beschreibung neuer Arten aus der unmittelbaren Verwandtschaft von Phytoecia (Pilemia) tigrina (Cerambycidae, Col.).
Koleopterologische Rundschau, Wien 57: 167-175, 1984. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H. and Turgut S.:
An overview on the palaearctic subgenus Phytoecia (Pilemia) Fairmaire, 1864, with a new species Phytoecia (Pilemia) samii sp. n. from Turkey (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 5 (1): 90-108, 2010. [download pdf icon]

Plewa R., Górski P., Gazurek T., Tylkowski S., Szewczyk M., Byk A.:
New Data on the Occurrence of Longhorn Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Albania.
Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 70 (2): 179-183, 2018. [download pdf icon]

Pilemia angusterufonotata
[Photo © Michal Hoskovec, Fuji Provia 100F 35 mm film scan]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPilemia Fairmaire, 1863
SubgenusPilemia Fairmaire, 1863
SpeciesPilemia (Pilemia) angusterufonotata (Pic, 1952)