Oberea taygetana, the most robust species of Amaurostoma subgenus endemic to Peloponnese (Greece), has been described from Taygetos Mts. by Maurice Pic in 1901 [▽].
Like other species of the subgenus Amaurostoma, O. taygetana is ecologically attached to the spurges (Euphorbia spp.) in which stalks its larvae develop.
|Body length:||12 - 18 mm|
|Life cycle:||1 - 2 years|
|Adults in:||May - July|
|Host plant:||Euphorbia spp.|
|Distribution:||an endemic species to South Greece|
The depicted beetle was photographed in Acrocorinth (Ακροκόρινθος) castle environs (Corinth, Corinthia regional unit, Peloponnese, Greece) on May 25, 2021.
Collected by Daniel Rydzi
Notes diverses et diagnoses [4e article].
L'Échange, Revue Linnéenne 17 (196): 25-27, 1901.