Pogonocherus (Pogonocherus) eugeniae Ganglbauer, 1891
ssp. taygetanus Pic, 1903

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: POGONOCHERINI
Pogonocherus eugeniae taygetanus

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Pogonocherus eugeniae taygetanus, a rare subspecies endemic to Peloponnese (Greece), has been originally described from Taygetos Mts. (Peloponnese) as Pogonochærus taygetanus by Maurice Pic in 1903. Currently, this taxon, whose larvae develop in dying twigs of the Greek fir (Abies cephalonica), is considered a subspecies of Pogonocherus eugeniae Ganglbauer, 1891.

Body length:7 - 9 mm
Life cycle:1-2 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:Abies cephalonica
Distribution:Peloponnese (Greece)

The depicted mounted beetle was reared from larva developing in Abies cephalonica twig found in Kalavryta (Καλάβρυτα) environs (Achaea, Peloponnese, Greece) on June 8, 2011, 2018.

Collected by Lech Kruszelnicki

Pic M.:
Notes diverses, diagnoses, synonymies.
Matériaux pour servir à l'étude des Longicornes 4 (2): 4-9, 1903.
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SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusPogonocherini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPogonocherus Dejean, 1821
SubgenusPogonocherus Dejean, 1821
SpeciesPogonocherus (Pogonocherus) eugeniae Ganglbauer, 1891
SubspeciesPogonocherus (Pogonocherus) eugeniae taygetanus Pic, 1903