Phytoecia (Paracoptosia) minuta Pic, 1891
[= Phytœcia (Coptosia) minuta Pic, 1891]
[= Coptosia mardinensis Pic, 1901]
[= Phytoecia kurda Jakobson, 1924]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Phytoecia minuta

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Phytoecia minuta, a rare species known from Turkey and Jordan, has been described from South Anatolia (Hatay province, Turkey) by Maurice Pic in 1891 [▽]. Mikhail Danilevsky included this species in the newly established Phytoecia-subgenus Paracoptosia in 2017 [❖].

Body length:5.5 - 9 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:Boraginaceae [?]
Distribution:Jordan, Turkey

The depicted beetle was collected in: ♂ - Rabba (الربة) environs (N31°14.7′ E35°42.5′; 1000 m a.s.l., Karak governorate, Jordan) on April 27, 2006; ♀ - Arslanköy environs (Toroslar district, Mersin province, Turkey) on May 27-28, 1995.

Collected by František Kantner and Martin Rejzek

Pic M.:
Descriptions de Longicornes de Syrie.
L. Jacquet, Lyon, 3pp., 1891.

Danilevsky M.L.:
A New Subgenus of the Longicorn Genus Phytoecia Dejean, 1835 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from the Palaearctic Region.
Entomological Review 97 (8): 1137-1139, 2017. [download pdf icon]

Breuning S.:
Revision von 35 Gattungen aus der Gruppe der Saperdini Muls. (Col. Cerambycidae).
Entomologischen Arbeiten aus dem Museum G. Frey, Tutzing bei München 5 (2): 401-567, 1954. [download pdf icon]

Kasatkin D.G.:
A new subgenus of the genus Phytoecia Dejean, 1835 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae).
Russian Entomological Journal 24 (2): 127-131, 2015. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhytoecia Pic, 1892
SubgenusParacoptosia Danilevsky, 2017
SpeciesPhytoecia (Paracoptosia) minuta Pic, 1891