Semiangusta katarinae (Holzschuh, 1974)
[= Phytoecia (Semiangusta) katarinae Holzschuh, 1974]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI

Phytoecia katarinae
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Semiangusta katarinae, very rare endemic Eastern Anatolian species, has been described by Carolus Holzschuh from Buğlan Geçidi pass in 1974 [❖] without mention of the species' host plant. Gianfranco Sama et al. reported possible host plant as an unidentified Lamiaceae (very likely Scutellaria sp.) in 2012 [✧].

Body length:8 - 13 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:unidentified Lamiaceae [?]
Distribution:a species endemic to Turkey

The depicted beetles were collected in Buğlan Geçidi pass (1600 m; 40 km NNW Muş, Eastern Turkey).

Collected by M.Rejzek

Sama G., Rapuzzi P., and Özdikmen H.:
Preliminary report of the entomological surveys (2010, 2011) of G. Sama and P. Rapuzzi to Turkey (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 7 (1): 22-45, 2012. [download pdf icon]

Holzschuh C.:
Neue bockkäfer aus Pakistan, Iran, Anatolien und Mazedonien (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Österreichischer Entomologen 25 (3/4): 1973 (1974). [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusSemiangusta Pic, 1892
SpeciesSemiangusta katarinae (Holzschuh, 1974)