Phytoecia (Paracoptosia) albovittigera Heyden, 1863
[= Coptosia albovittigera (Heyden, 1863)]
[= Coptosia languida Fairmaire, 1868]
[= Coptosia Reichei Kraatz, 1876]
[= Coptosia semiannulicornis Pic, 1936]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Phytoecia albovittigera
[Photo © Denis G. Kasatkin]

Phytoecia albovittigera, an only European representative of the Paracoptosia subgenus occuring in Eastern Balkan peninsula, has been described from European part of Turkey by Lucas Friedrich Heyden in 1863 [❖].

Mikhail Danilevsky included this species in the newly established subgenus Paracoptosia in 2017 [✩].

Body length:8 - 12 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Alkannia graeca (Boraginaceae)
Distribution:Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Turkey

The depicted living beetle was photographed by our friend Daniel Rydzi between Anoixi (Άνοιξη) and Karpero (Καρπερό) villages (600 m a.s.l; Grevena prefecture, West Macedonia, Greece) on May 26, 2022.

Heyden L.F.:
Zwei neue Coleopteren-Gattungen aus dem Mittelmeergebiet.
Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 7 (1-2): 126-130, 1863. [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 albovittigera
Phytoecia albovittigera
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhytoecia Pic, 1892
SubgenusParacoptosia Danilevsky, 2017
SpeciesPhytoecia (Paracoptosia) albovittigera Heyden, 1863