Acmaeodera (Carininota) farinosa Reiche, 1856
Rahes, Ikaria ● Greece
Description: Acmaeodera is a genus of Metallic Wood-boring Beetles. There are approximately 257 species in this genus, including about 25 species in Europe. They are characterized by the absence of elythra and a large pronotum. The larvae live in the wood of trees and shrubs. The adults feed on flowers.
This specimen was sitting on Convolvulus sp., and like many of the Acmaeoderini attacked by mites.
Distribution: Turkey, Greece, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Cyprus.