Agapanthia dahli persica, a subspecies endemic to Iran, has been described from "Persia borealis" as Agapanthia persica by Andrej Petrovitsch Semenov Tian-Shanskij in 1893 [✱].
According to Maxim A Lazarev (2013), however, it is not a separate species, but only a subspecies of a very variable and plastic species A. dahli [❖].
|Body length:||14 - 22 mm|
|Life cycle:||1 year|
|Adults in:||May - June|
|Host plant:||polyphagous in herbaceous plants|
|Distribution:||a subspecies endemic to Iran|
The depicted beetle was collected 5 km W Pol-e Zanguleh (پل زنگوله) village (2370 m a.s.l, Chahar Bagh Protected Area, Alborz Mts., Māzandarān province, North Iran) on May 28, 2008.
Collected by A. Skale
Semenov Tian-Shanskij A.P.:
Coleoptera Asiatica Nova.
Horae Societatis Entomologicae Rossicae, St. Petersbourg 27 (3-4): 494-507, 1893.
Two new subspecies of Agapanthia dahli (Richter, 1821) from Dagestan and Armenia (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Humanity space International Almanac 2 (3): 443-448, 2013.