Phytoecia (Helladia) euimperialis Faizi & Danilevsky, 2020

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI

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

Phytoecia (Helladia) euimperialis, species which is very close to Iranian sister taxa Phytoecia (Helladia) imperialis (Sama & Rejzek, 2001) and Phytoecia (Helladia) dorud (Sama G., Rapuzzi P. & Rejzek M., 2007) [✧], was described by Fardin Faizi and Mikhail Danilevsky from Bardeh Sepi (N35°31′09″ E46°24′29″; Marivan county, Ostān-e Kordestān province, Iran; captured on May 12, 2017) in 2020 [❖].

Body length:♂♂ 9-12 mm / ♀♀ 8-11 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:Μαy - June
Host plant:unknown (Centaurea behen ?)
Distribution:species endemic to Iran

The depicted specimen was collected on leaf of Centaurea behen in Dezlii environs (1332 m a.s.l., Ostān-e Kordestān province, Iran) on May 26, 2017.

Collected by David Navrátil

Sama G., Rapuzzi P. and Rejzek M.:
New or interesting Phytoeciini from the Middle East, especially from Iran (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Folia Heyrovskyana) (Series A), 14 (4): 163-179, 2007. [download pdf icon]

Faizi F., Danilevsky M.L., Ghobari H. and Nozari J.:
Two new species of Phytoecia Dejean, 1835 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from Iran.
Zootaxa 4868 (4): 91–595, 2020. [download pdf icon]

Phytoecia ueimperialis×imperialis - lateral view
[Photo © David Navrátil]

Comparison of Phytoecia (Helladia) euimperialis [E] and Phytoecia (Helladia) imperialis [I] - lateral view.

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhytoecia Pic, 1892
SubgenusHelladia Fairmaire, 1864
SpeciesPhytoecia (Helladia) euimperialis Faizi & Danilevsky, 2020