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 feeds on a variety of herbaceous plants such as fig trees and oleander, occasionally being found in shrubs and trees namely dead stalks of Euphorbia species (spurges) and dried-out fennel stalks. Nocturnal. 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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