Phytoecia nausicae Rejzek et Kakiopoulos, 2004

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PHYTOECIINI

Phytoecia nausicae

Body length:10.8 - 13.3 mm
Life cycle:1 year [?]
Adults in:May
Host plant:Centaurea thracica
Distribution:a species endemic to Greece

Phytoecia nausicae has been described recently by Rejzek and Kakiopoulos, 2004 from the Hassia Mts. situated in north-western Greece. The species is very similar to Phytoecia nepheloides Sama, 1997 (distributed in Syria and S Turkey) and Phytoecia behen Sama et Rejzek, 1999 (NW Turkey). All three species seem to be associated with plants of the genus Centaurea (Asteraceae).

Collected by G.Kakiopoulos.

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