Phytoecia (Paracoptosia) urartica Kasatkin, 2015
[= Phytoecia (Coptosia) urartica Kasatkin, 2015]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Phytoecia urartica
[Photo © David Navrátil]

The species was recently described by Denis Kasatkin from Iran [❖], it was later moved into a newly estabilished subgenus Paracoptosia by Mikhail Danilevsky in 2017 [✩].

Body length:10 - 11 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:probably Moltkia sp. (Boraginaceae), Echium, Onosma
Distribution:Eastern Turkey, Western Iran, South-Eastern Azerbaijan

The depicted living female was collected by P.Jelínek on the host plant in West Iran. The mounted beetles were captured: ♂ in Rajan environs (2000-2500 m a.s.l., Āzarbāyjān-e Gharbī province, Iran) on May 30, 2017 by T. Lengál; ♀ in Askestan (اسكستان) village environs (1750 m a.s.l., Ardabīl province, Iran) on May 27-29, 2019 by L. Havlík.

Kasatkin D.G.:
A new species of the genus Phytoecia Dejean, 1835 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from the Near East.
Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 11 (1): 43–44, 2015. [download pdf icon]

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]

Phytoecia urartica
Phytoecia urartica
Phytoecia urartica
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhytoecia Pic, 1892
SubgenusParacoptosia Danilevsky, 2017
SpeciesPhytoecia (Paracoptosia) urartica Kasatkin, 2015