Phytoecia (Phytoecia) shokhini Kasatkin, 2010

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Phytoecia shokhini

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

Phytoecia shokhini, a rare endemic species to Eastern Turkey known from Tunceli environs only, has been described from Munzur Valley National Park (Munzur Vadisi Milli Parkı) by Denis Kasatkin in 2010 [▽].

Body length:♂♂ 10 – 11.8 mm / ♀♀ 11 – 12.5 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May
Host plant:undetermined Apiaceae plant
Distribution:an endemic species to Eastern Turkey

The depicted beetle was collected in Munzur Valley (1000-1700 m a.s.l., Tunceli environs, Tunceli province, Turkey) on May 21-22, 2013.

Collected by T.Tichý

Kasatkin D.G.:
A new species of the genus Phytoecia Dejean, 1835 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Eastern Turkey.
Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 6 (1): 61-62, 2010. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhytoecia Pic, 1892
SubgenusPhytoecia Pic, 1892
SpeciesPhytoecia (Phytoecia) shokhini Kasatkin, 2010