Subfamilia: LAMIINAE / Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI
[Photo © P.Jelínek]
The taxonomy of the subgenus Smaragdula Pesarini & Sabbadini, 2004 is very complicated and there are many very contradictory views among cerambycidologists regarding the validity and real existence of many taxa. A comprehensive and detailed revision of the Smaragdula by our colleague and friend Karel Hodek from the summer of 2021 attempts to answer many questions concerning this issue [▽].
Body length: 9 - 15 mm Life cycle: 1 year Adults in: May - July Host plant: Cephalaria procera (Asteraceae) Distribution: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Iran
The depicted beetles were found sitting on leaves Cephalaria procera growing in mountain meadows ca 4.5 km south of Kajaran (Քաջարան, Syunik prov., South Armenia).
Collected by M.Hoskovec
Review of the subgenus Smaragdula Pesarini & Sabbadini, 2004, and two new species from Turkey (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Laminae, Agapanthiini)
Natura Somogyiensis 36: 81-110, 2021. [download ]
Turkish Agapanthiini Mulsant, 1839 with identification keys (Coleoptera: Lamiinae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 8 (1): 9-40, 2013. [download ]
[Photo © M.Hoskovec & P.Jelínek]
|Subfamilia||Lamiinae Latreille, 1825|
|Tribus||Agapanthiini Mulsant, 1839|
|Genus||Agapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835|
|Subgenus||Smaragdula Pesarini et Sabbadini, 2004|
|Species||Agapanthia (Smaragdula) chalybaea Faldermann, 1837|