Phytoecia (Pilemia) tigrina Mulsant, 1851

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PHYTOECIINI
Phytoecia tigrina
[Photo © P.Jelínek & M.Hoskovec]

Body length:8 - 12 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:Anchusa barrelieri
Distribution:Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Moldova, Ukraine, Armenia, Turkey

Depicted beetle was captured on the host plant in Dombegyház environs (Békés county, SE Hungary) on May 14, 2006. Biology and ecology of this rare and beautiful species is well decribed in a recent paper by Andrei Crișan et al. [❖].

Crișan A., Manci C.-O., Ruicănescu A. & Rákosy L.:
Information about the biology, ecology and distribution of Pilemia tigrina (Mulsant, 1851), in Romania (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Entomologica Romanica 21: 9-14, 2017. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H. and Turgut S.:
An overview on the palaearctic subgenus Phytoecia (Pilemia) Fairmaire, 1864, with a new species Phytoecia (Pilemia) samii sp. n. from Turkey (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 5 (1): 90-108, 2010. [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Phytoeciini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Phytoecia Dejean, 1835
Subgenus: Pilemia Fairmaire, 1863
Species: Phytoecia (Pilemia) tigrina Mulsant, 1851