Photo © M.Hoskovec
In Central Europe (Austria, Hungary, Slovakia) this species mainly develops in Stachys recta
(Lamiaceae). But many other host plants from family Lamiaceae have already been recorded from various
localities (e.g. Phlomis, Salvia etc.).
According to Rejzek et al. (2001) in Iran Pilemia hirsutula develops
Salvia cf. hypoleuca (Lamiaceae), and in Syria in
Stachys pinetorum (Lamiaceae) and
|Body length:||5 - 14 mm|
|Life cycle:||1 year|
|Adults in:||April - June|
|Host plant:||Phlomis, Salvia, Stachys|
|Distribution:||South Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Balcan peninsula, Caucasus, Transcaucasia, Turkey,
Near East, Iran|
The mounted beetle was collected on the host plant Stachys recta)
in ęt˙rovo (South Slovakia), the depicted living beetles were photographed on still undetermined plant near Tatvan (East Turkey).
Collected by M.Hoskovec.