Phytoecia (Phytoecia) geniculata Mulsant, 1862

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

Body length:8 - 12 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:February - July (depends from the country)
Host plant:probably polyphagous on Asteraceae (Cirsium sp., Notobasis syriaca, Silybum marianum) [❖]
Distribution:Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Israel

The depicted beetle was collected in South Turkey.

Collected by M.Rejzek

Sama G., Rapuzzi P. and Kairouz A.:
Catalogue commenté des Cerambycidae du Liban. An annotated catalogue of the Cerambycidae of Lebanon (Insecta Coleoptera Cerambycidae).
Quaderni di Studi e Notizie di Storia Naturale della Romagna 30: 131-201, 2010 [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Saperdini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Phytoecia Dejean, 1835
Subgenus: Phytoecia Dejean, 1835
Species: Phytoecia (Phytoecia) geniculata Mulsant, 1862