Phytoecia (Musaria) puncticollis Faldermann, 1837
ssp. puncticollis Faldermann, 1837

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Phytoecia puncticollis puncticollis
Phytoecia (Musaria) puncticollis puncticollis ♂  [Photo © M.Hoskovec]

According to Martin Rejzek M. et al. [❖] in Turkey Phytoecia (Musaria) puncticollis develops in Eryngium billardieri (Apiaceae).

Body length:11 - 23 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Eryngium billardieri (Apiaceae)
Distribution:Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Russia, Turkey, Turkmenistan


The depicted beetles were collected on the host plant mountain valley in Güreşçi environs (Bitlis province, East Turkey) and in meadows at southern shore of Van Lake (3 km E of Tatvan, Bitlis province).

Collected by M.Hoskovec


[❖]
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]


Özdikmen H. and Turgut S.:
A review of the genus Musaria Thomson, 1864 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Turkey with zoogeographical remarks.
Munis Entomology & Zoology 2 (2): 511-516, 2007. [download pdf icon]


Phytoecia puncticollis puncticollis
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Phytoecia puncticollis puncticollis
Phytoecia (Musaria) puncticollis puncticollis ♂  [Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Phytoecia puncticollis puncticollis
Phytoecia puncticollis puncticollis
Phytoecia (Musaria) puncticollis puncticollis ♀  [Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Phytoecia puncticollis puncticollis
Phytoecia puncticollis puncticollis
Phytoecia puncticollis puncticollis
Phytoecia puncticollis puncticollis
[Photo © P.Jelínek]


The depicted beetle was photographed by P.Jelínek in steppes in Kasristskali village environs (Kakheti Region of Eastern Georgia) in May 2016.

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Saperdini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Phytoecia Dejean, 1835
Subgenus: Musaria J. Thomson, 1864
Species: Phytoecia (Musaria) puncticollis Faldermann, 1837
Species: Phytoecia (Musaria) puncticollis puncticollis Faldermann, 1837