Parmena pubescens  (Dalman, 1817)
Main synonym = Parmena algirica    Laporte de Castelnau, 1840
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Coleoptera / Cerambycidae
Hairy longhorn beetle     Maltese name not known
Further Information:
Parmena pubescens is a Mediterranean species reported from Algeria, Italy, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Sicily, Spain, Tunisia and Greece. It grows and feeds on a variety of herbaceous plants and occasionally also found in shrubs and trees namely dead stalks of Euphorbia species (spurges). It is a nocturnal beetle, and therefore, it can be seen active at night. The photographed specimen in this profile was found in wide gaps between bulbs of Allium commutatum and soil around.It has a body length of 6 - 10 mm, and most active in Spring and Summer. The hairy cuticle is a distinctive feature for the species.

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