Agapanthia (Drosotrichia) annularis (Olivier, 1800)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI
Agapanthia annularis
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

Agapanthia annularis, a relatively common and widely distributed species in North Africa and south of Iberian peninsula, has been described from South Spain as Saperda annularis by Guillaume-Antoine Olivier in 1800 [❖]. The species was included in the newly established monotypic subgenus Drosotrichia by Carlo Pesarini and Andrea Sabbadini in 2004 [✧]. Larvae of A. annularis develop in stems of living Asteraceae plants, especially in thistles (e.g. Onopordon macracanthum) [✮]. Adults, active from May to June, are diurnal and can be collected on the host plants.

Body length:7 - 15 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:polyphagous in herbaceous plants, especially on thistles (Asteraceae)
Distribution:Portugal, Spain, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia

The depicted beetles were collected on Onopordon sp. in Morocco on May 21, 2022.

Collected by Petr Jelínek

Olivier G.-A.:
Entomologie ou Histoire Naturelle des Insectes, avec leurs caractères génériques et spécifiques, leur description, leur synonymie et leur figure enluminée.
Coléoptères, Imprimerie de Lanneau, Paris 4: 1-519, 75 pls. Pages 1-124 (1795); 125-492 (1800). [download pdf icon]

Pesarini C. and Sabbadini A.:
Osservazioni sulla sistematica della tribù Agapanthiini Mulsant, 1839 (Coleoptera Cerambycidae).
Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale in Milano 145 (1): 117-132, 2004. [download pdf icon]

Trócoli S.:
Actualización del catálogo de Longicornios de Marruecos Actualisation du catalogue des Longicornes du Maroc (Parte IV / Partie IV : Cerambycidae : Lamiinae).
Revue de l'Association Roussillonnaise d'Entomologie (R.A.R.E.) 29 (1): 26-65, 2020. [download pdf icon]

Agapanthia annularis
Agapanthia annularis
Agapanthia annularis
Agapanthia annularis
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusAgapanthiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusAgapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835
SubgenusDrosotrichia Pesarini et Sabbadini, 2004
SpeciesAgapanthia (Drosotrichia) annularis (Olivier, 1795)