Phytoecia (Paracoptosia) bithynensis Ganglbauer, 1884
[= Conizonia (Coptosia) bithynensis (Ganglbauer, 1884)]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Phytoecia bithynensis
[Photo © Michal Hoskovec]

Phytoecia (Paracoptosia) bithynensis, a species known from Bulgaria, Lebanon and Turkey, has been described from Bursa environs (Turkey) by Ludwig Ganglbauer in 1884 [✧]. Species was moved into a newly estabilished subgenus Paracoptosia by Mikhail Danilevsky in 2017 [✩]. Phytoecia (Paracoptosia) bithynensis was reported to be associated with Cynoglossum cf. foliosum (Boraginaceae) [❖].

Body length:5 - 9 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Cynoglossum cf. foliosum, Anchusa
Distribution:Bulgaria, Lebanon, Turkey

Depicted living beetle was photographed on its host plant - Anchusa italica in Buğlan Geçidi (Buglan Pass) environs (Muş province, East Turkey) on June 11, 2011.

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Ganglbauer L.:
Bestimmungstabellen europäischer Coleopteren: viii. Cerambycidae.
Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 33 [1883]: 437–586, 1884. [download pdf icon]

Rejzek M., Sama G., Alziar G., Sádlo J.:
Host Plants of Longhorn Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from the Balkan Peninsula, Asia Minor and Iran.
Biocosme Mésogéen 19 (3): 161-189, [2002] 2003. [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]

Kasatkin D.G.:
A new subgenus of the genus Phytoecia Dejean, 1835 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae).
Russian Entomological Journal 24(2): 127-131, 2015. [download pdf icon]

Phytoecia bithynensis
Phytoecia bithynensis
[Photo © Michal Hoskovec]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhytoecia Pic, 1892
SubgenusParacoptosia Danilevsky, 2017
SpeciesPhytoecia (Paracoptosia) bithynensis Ganglbauer, 1884