Phymatodes (Phymatoderus) pusillus (Fabricius, 1787)
ssp. inopinatus (Sláma, 2010)

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

Phymatodes pusillus inopinatus, a rare subspecies endemic to North Greece, has been described from Thessaly and Macedonia as Poecilium pusillum inopinatum by Milan E. F. Sláma in 2010 [❖]. Biology of the taxon is practically identical with the nominotypical subspecies, P. pusillus pusillus (Fabricius, 1787).

Body length:5.9 - 9 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:Quercus spp.
Distribution:a subspecies endemic to North Greece

The depicted beetles were reared from larvae found in oak (Quercus sp.) branch in Agioi Theodoroi (Άγιοι Θεόδωροι) village environs (N40°00′26″ E21°28′35″); 730 m a.s.l., Kozani regional unit, Western Macedonia, Greece) on May 17, 2016.

Collected by David Navrátil

Sláma M.E.F.:
Contribution to the recognition of Cerambycidae (Coleoptera).
Biocosme Mésogéen, Nice 27 (3): 74-86, 2010. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusCallidiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhymatodes Mulsant, 1839
SubgenusPhymatoderus Reitter, 1913
SpeciesPhymatodes (Phymatoderus) pusillus (Fabricius, 1787)
SubspeciesPhymatodes (Phymatoderus) pusillus inopinatus (Sláma, 2010)