Pilemia (Pilemia) breverufonotata (Pic, 1952)
[= Phytoecia (Pilemia) maculifera Holzschuh, 1984]
[= Phytoecia (Pilemia) breverufonotata Pic, 1952]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Pilemia breverufonotata

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Pilemia (Pilemia) breverufonotata has been described from Bursa environs (Turkey) as Phytœcia (Pilemia) tigrina v. breverufonotata by Maurice Pic in 1952 [✧], and again, from Çamliyayla environs (Turkey) as Phytoecia (Pilemia) maculifera by Carolus Holzschuh in 1984 [★]. This endemic species of Turkey develops in a still undetermined plant from Boraginaceae family [❖].

Body length: 8 - 13 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Boraginaceae
Distribution:an endemic species of Turkey

The depicted beetle was collected in Arslanköy (Toroslar district, Mersin province, South Turkey) on May 27-28, 1995.

Collected by M.Rejzek

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

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

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.:
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]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPilemia Fairmaire, 1863
Subgenus:Pilemia Fairmaire, 1863
SpeciesPilemia (Pilemia) breverufonotata (Pic, 1952)