Pilemia (Pseudopilemia) kostali (Skořepa, 2022)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Pilemia kostali

[Photo © David Navrátil, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Pilemia kostali, a rare endemic species to Iran, has been described from Mâzandarân province (Iran) as Phytoecia (Pseudopilemia) kostali by Lukáš Skořepa in 2022 [✩]. Larvae of P. kostali develop in stalks and roots of Stachys byzantina (Lamiaceae). Adults, active in May and June, can be found on the host plants.

Body length:4 - 8 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Stachys byzantina (Lamiaceae)
Distribution:an endemic species to Iran

The depicted mounted beetles were collected on the host plant in: ♂♀ - Kīnj (كينج) village environs (1550-1600 m a.s.l., Kojur district, Nowshahr county, Mâzandarân province, Iran) on May 20-21, 2017;
HT (holotype) - the same locality on June 3-4, 2016.

Collected by David Navrátil and Lukáš Skořepa

Skořepa L.:
New Phytoecia (Pseudopilemia) species from North Iran (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae).
Natura Somogyiensis 38 (9): 13-18, 2022. [download pdf icon]

Pilemia pilemia_kostali - genitalia

Male genitalia of Pilemia (Pseudopilemia) kostali (Skořepa, 2022) in detail: A. aedeagus, B. lateral lobes, C. subgenital plate.
[Photo © David Navrátil]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPilemia Fairmaire, 1863
SubgenusPseudopilemia Kasatkin, 2018
SpeciesPilemia (Pseudopilemia) kostali (Skořepa, 2022)