Phytoecia (Neomusaria) suworovi Pic, 1905

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Phytoecia suworovi

[Photo © Sergei O. Kakunin, Maxim E. Smirnov and David Navrátil, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Phytoecia suworovi, a rare endemic East Anatolian species, has been described from "Caucase" as Phytoecia (Musaria) suworovi by Maurice Pic in 1905 [✩]. P. (N.) suworovi has been redescribed by Mikhail Danilevsky in detail in 2008 [✧]. According to Martin Rejzek et al. [❖] in Turkey Phytoecia (Neomusaria) suworovi develops in three different Salvia (Lamiaceae) species: [1], [2] and [3].

Body length:♂♂ 9.1 - 11.6 mm / ♀♀ 8.5 - 13.4 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:several sage (Salvia sp.) species
Distribution:a species endemic to Eastern Anatolia (Turkey; ✧)

The depicted beetles were collected on the host plant (Salvia) in Buğlan Geçidi (Buglan Pass) (1600 m; 40 km NNW Muş, Eastern Turkey) on May 20-22, 2009 and June 10, 2011.

Collected by Denis Kasatkin, Petr Jelínek and Michal Hoskovec

Pic M.:
Sur Phytoecia (Musaria) balcanica Friv. et formes voisines.
Matériaux pour servir à l’étude des longicornes 5 (2): 37–38, 1905. [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]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Two new species of Phytoecia Dejean, 1835 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Armenia.
Eversmannia (Entomological Research in Russia and adjacent Regions) 15-16: 6-16, 2008. [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 suworovi
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Phytoecia (Neomusaria) suworovi ♀♀  [Photo © Michal Hoskovec]
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Phytoecia (Neomusaria) suworovi ♂♂  [Photo © Michal Hoskovec]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhytoecia Dejean, 1835
GenusNeomusaria Plavilstshikov, 1928
SpeciesPhytoecia (Neomusaria) suworovi Pic, 1905