Phytoecia (Musaria) astarte Ganglbauer, 1886
ssp. astarte Ganglbauer, 1885

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Phytoecia astarte astarte
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

In Turkey Phytoecia (Musaria) astarte astarte is regularly collected on a Cirsium sp. (Asteraceae) which most likely serves as its host plant [❖].

Body length:9 - 18 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:thistles (Cirsium sp.)
Distribution:South Turkey, Near East

The depicted beetled were collected in Hasanbeyli (South Turkey).

Collected by M.Rejzek

Rejzek M., Sama G., Alziar G.:
Host plants of several herb-feeding Cerambycidae mainly from east Mediterranean region (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Biocosme Mésogéen 17 (4): 263-294, 2001. [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) astarte Ganglbauer, 1886
SubspeciesPhytoecia (Musaria) astarte astarte Ganglbauer, 1886