Agapanthia (Epoptes) angelicae Reitter, 1898

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI
Agapanthia angelicae
[Photo © K.Hodek]
Agapanthia angelicae
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

According to Rejzek et al. [❖] in Iran Agapanthia angelicae develops in Ferula hermonis (Apiaceae).

Body length:12 - 18 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Ferula hermonis
Distribution:Iran, Central Asia

The depicted beetle was collected by M.Rejzek in Calus (prov. Mazandaran, N Iran). Living specimen was photographed by our friend Karel Hodek in Iran.

Rejzek M., Sama G., Alziar G., Sádlo J.:
Host Plants of Longhorn Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from the Balkan Peninsula, Asia Minor and Iran.
Biocosme Mésogéen, Nice 19 (3): 161-189, 2003 [2002]. [download pdf icon]

Agapanthia angelicae
Agapanthia angelicae
[Photo © K.Hodek]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Agapanthiini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Agapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835
Subgenus: Epoptes Gistl, 1857
Species: Agapanthia (Epoptes) angelicae Reitter, 1898