Phytoecia (Paracoptosia) ganglbaueri (Pic, 1936)
[= Coptosia ganglbaueri Pic, 1936]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Phytoecia ganglbaueri

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Phytoecia ganglbaueri, a species occuring in Near East (Iraq, Syrie, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Cyprus, Turkey), has been described from Jerusalem environs as Coptosia Ganglbaueri by Maurice Pic in 1936 [▽]. Mikhail Danilevsky included this species in the newly established subgenus Paracoptosia in 2017 [❖]. According to Martin Rejzek et al. [✧] in Syria Phytoecia (Coptosia) ganglbaueri develops in Anchusa strigosa (Boraginaceae), Anchusa cf. barrelieri (Boraginaceae), and Echium glomeratum (Boraginaceae).

Body length:7 - 12 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:March - June
Host plant:Anchusa, Echium
Distribution:Iraq, Syrie, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Cyprus, Turkey

The depicted beetles were collected 10 km SW Lemesos (Akrotiri environs, Cyprus) on March 30, 2017.

Collected by J.Pokluda

Pic M.:
Nouveaux Coléoptères paléarctiques.
L'Échange, Revue Linnéenne 51 (463): 1-4, 1936.

Breuning S.:
Revision von 35 Gattungen aus der Gruppe der Saperdini Muls. (Col. Cerambycidae).
Entomologische Arbeiten aus dem Museum G. Frey, Tutzing bei München 5 (2): 401-567, 1954. [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]

Rejzek M., Sama G., Alziar G.:
Host plants of several herb-feeding Cerambycidae mainly from east Mediterranean region (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Biocosme Mésogéen 17 (4): 263-294, 2001. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhytoecia Pic, 1892
SubgenusParacoptosia Danilevsky, 2017
SpeciesPhytoecia (Paracoptosia) ganglbaueri (Pic, 1936)