Phytoecia (Barbarina) nausicae Rejzek et Kakiopoulos, 2004
[= Coptosia (Barbarina) nausicae (Rejzek et Kakiopoulos, 2004)]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PHYTOECIINI

Coptosia behen
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

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

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

Collected by G.Kakiopoulos.

Rejzek M. and Kakiopoulos G.:
Phytoecia (s. l.) nausicae (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Phytoeciini), a new species from continental Greece.
Lambillionea CIV (3): 405-409, 2004.

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Phytoeciini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Phytoecia Dejean, 1835
Subgenus: Barbarina Sama, 2010
Species: Phytoecia (Barbarina) nausicae Rejzek et Kakiopoulos, 2004