Pygoptosia speciosa (Frivaldszky, 1884)
[= Phytoecia (Pygoptosia) speciosa Frivaldszky, 1884]
[= Phytoecia (Pygoptosia) lineolata Reitter, 1895]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Pygoptosia speciosa
Phytoecia (Pygoptosia) speciosa[Photo © Michal Hoskovec]

Pygoptosia speciosa, a striking species occuring in Iran, Liban, Syria and Turkey, has been described from Diyarbakır environs (East Turkey) as Phytoecia speciosa by Johann Frivaldszky in 1884 [✳]. From Turkey and Syria P. speciosa was reported to be associated with Klasea cerinthifolia (Asteraceae) and from Turkey with Klasea oligocephala (Asteraceae).

Body length:10 - 15 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:Klasea spp.
Distribution:Iran [✮], Liban [✧], Syria, Turkey


The depicted beetles were collected on Klasea oligocephala in the plateaus under summit of Nemrut Dagi Mt. (Adiyaman province, Anatolia, SE Turkey) [❖].

Collected by Michal Hoskovec


[✳]
Frivaldszky J.:
Coleoptera nova ex Asia Minore.
Természetrajzi Füzetek 8 (1): 1-8, 1884. [download pdf icon]

[❖]
Rejzek M. and Hoskovec M.:
Cerambycidae of Nemrut Dagi National Park (Anatolia, South-East Turkey).
Biocosme Mésogéen, Nice 15 (4): 257-272, 1999. [download pdf icon]

[✮]
Sama G., Rapuzzi P. and Rejzek M.:
New or interesting Phytoeciini from the Middle East, especially from Iran (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Folia Heyrovskyana) (Series A), 14 (4): 163-179, 2007. [download pdf icon]

[✧]
Sama G., Rapuzzi P. & Kairouz A.:
Catalogue commenté des Cerambycidae du Liban. An annotated catalogue of the Cerambycidae of Lebanon (Insecta Coleoptera Cerambycidae).
Quaderni di Studi e Notizie di Storia Naturale della Romagna 30: 131-201, 2010. [download pdf icon]



Pygoptosia speciosa
Pygoptosia speciosa
Pygoptosia speciosa
Pygoptosia speciosa
Phytoecia (Pygoptosia) speciosa[Photo © Michal Hoskovec]



Pygoptosia speciosa
Pygoptosia speciosa
Pygoptosia speciosa
Phytoecia (Pygoptosia) speciosa[Photo © Michal Hoskovec]



 
SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPygoptosia Reitter, 1895
SpeciesPygoptosia speciosa (Frivaldszky, 1884)