Phytoecia (Phytoecia) kabateki Sama, 1996

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Phytoecia kabateki

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

Phytoecia (Phytoecia) kabateki has been discovered in Syria by Petr Kabátek and subsequently described by Gianfranco Sama [❖]. This Phytoecia species develops in Ferula hermonis Boiss. (Apiaceae) [✧].

Body length:8 - 13 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:Ferula hermonis
Distribution:an endemic species to Syria

The depicted beetle was collected in Bloudan (بلودان‎) environs (Antilebanon Mts., Rif Dimashq Governorate, Syria). on May 17-23, 1995.

Collected by P.Kabátek

Sama G.:
Nouveaux longicornes de Grèce et du Proche Orient (Coleoptera - Cerambycidae), avec la description de trois espèces nouvelles.
Biocosme Mésogéen, Nice 13 (4): 97-105, [1996] 1997. [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]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhytoecia Pic, 1892
SubgenusPhytoecia Pic, 1892
SpeciesPhytoecia (Phytoecia) kabateki Sama, 1996