Phytoecia (Danilevskia) uncinata (Redtenbacher, 1842)
[= Phytoecia (Opsilia) uncinata (Redtenbacher, 1842)]
[= Opsilia uncinata (Redtenbacher, 1842)]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Phytoecia uncinata
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing Michal Hoskovec]

Phytoecia uncinata, a species occuring in the Central and South-East Europe, has been described as Saperda uncinata from Vienna by Joseph Redtenbacher in 1849 [▽]. P. uncinata is a relatively rare species associated with warm steppe habitats with honeywoths (Cerinthe spp.), which are its host plants. Species was included into a newly estabilihed subgenus Danilevskia by Maxim A. Lazarev in 2024 [✳].

Body length:5 - 9 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:Boraginaceae (honeyworts - Cerinthe minor, Cerinthe glabra)
Distribution: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine

The depicted mounted beetles were collected on the host plant (Cerinthe minor) in Uherský Brod environs (250 m a.s.l., South Moravia, Czechia) on May 27, 2018. The living specimen was photographed on the host plant (Cerinthe minor) in Kozly village environs (Louny district, Ústí nad labem region, North-West Bohemia, Czechia) on June 6, 2021.

Collected by David Navrátil and Daniel Rydzi

Redtenbacher J.:
Quaedam Genera et Species Coleopterorum Archiducatus Austriae nondum descriptorum.
Dissertatio inauguralis botanica de caricibus territorii Vindobonensis, Ueberreute, 31 pp, 1842. [download pdf icon]

Lazarev M.:
Taxonomic notes on longhorned beetles with the descriptions of several new taxa (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Humanity space International almanac 13 (1): 21-38, 2024. [download pdf icon]

Sláma M.E.F.:
Tesaříkovití – Cerambycidae České republiky a Slovenské republiky / Cerambycidae of the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.
Milan Sláma private printing, Krhanice, 383pp [pages 342-344], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download pdf icon]

Phytoecia uncinata
Phytoecia uncinata
Phytoecia uncinata
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhytoecia Pic, 1892
SubgenusDanilevskia Lazarev, 2024
SpeciesPhytoecia (Opsilia) uncinata (Redtenbacher, 1842)