Phytoecia (Neomusaria) salvicola Holzschuh, 1989

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Phytoecia salvicola
[Photo © M.Hoskovec, Fuji Superia S400 35 mm film scan]
Phytoecia salvicola
[Photo © Michal Hoskovec]

Phytoecia (Neomusaria) salvicola has been described by Carolus Holzschuh from Harput (S of Elazığ, Elazığ province, Eastern Anatolia, Turkey) in 1989. The species is accociated with Salvia candidissima [❖] and probably also with another Salvia species.

Body length:9 - 14 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:Salvia spp. (Salvia candidissima)
Distribution:Armenia, Syria, Turkey

The mounted beetle was collected on the host plant in Harput (Turkey). The living one was reared from larva found in Salvia candidissima collected in the same locality.

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Holzschuh C.:
Beschreibung neuer Bockkäfer aus Europa und Asien (Cerambycidae, Col.).
Koleopterologische Rundschau, Wien 59: 153-183, 1989. [download pdf icon]

[ key of Neomusaria subgenus ]
Özdikmen H. & Özdikmen G.:
Updated world species list of the subgenus Phytoecia (Neomusaria) Plavilstshikov, 1928 with two new subspecies from Turkey (Cerambycidae: Lamiinae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 11 (2): 492-500, 2016. [download pdf icon]

Phytoecia salvicola
Phytoecia salvicola
Phytoecia salvicola
[Photo © Michal Hoskovec, Fuji Superia S400 35 mm film scan]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhytoecia Pic, 1892
SubgenusNeomusaria Plavilstshikov, 1928
SpeciesPhytoecia (Neomusaria) salvicola Holzschuh, 1989