Agapanthia (Epoptes) dahli (Richter, 1821)
ssp. walteri Reitter, 1898
[= Agapanthia walteri Reitter, 1898]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI
Agapanthia dahli walteri
[Photo © P.Jelínek]
Agapanthia dahli walteri
[Photo © Sergei O. Kakunin]

Agapanthia dahli walteri, an Irano-Anatolian taxon occuring in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Iran, and Turkey, has been described from Armenia as Agapanthia Walteri by Edmund Reitter in 1898 [▽]. Maxim Lazarev this taxon downgraded to a subspecific level (A. dahli walteri, Reitter, 1898) in 2013 [❖]. According to Martin Rejzek et al. [✧] in Turkey Agapanthia dahli walteri develops in Cirsium sp. (Asteraceae).

Body length:11 - 20 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:herbaceous plants (Cirsium, Carduus, Heracleum, Ferula etc.)
Distribution:Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Turkey

The depicted beetles were collected in Shamshīr (شمشير‎) village environs (1770-2000 m a.s.l, Central District of Paveh County, Kermanshah Province, Iran) on a May 27, 2017 and May 22, 2015.

Collected by P.Jelínek, D.Kasatkin and S.Kakunin

Reitter E.:
Ueber die bekannten und einige neue palaearctische Agapanthia-Arten. (Coleoptera.).
Wiener Entomologische Zeitung 17 (4-5): 130-135, 1898. [download pdf icon]

Lazarev M.A.:
Two new subspecies of Agapanthia dahli (Richter, 1821) from Dagestan and Armenia (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Humanity space International Almanac 2 (3): 443-448, 2013. [download pdf icon]

Rejzek M., Sama G., Alziar G.:
Host plants of several herb-feeding Cerambycidae mainly from east Mediterranean region (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Biocosme Mésogéen 17 (4): 263-294, 2001. [download pdf icon]

Agapanthia dahli walteri
Agapanthia dahli walteri
Agapanthia dahli walteri
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusAgapanthiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusAgapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835
SubgenusEpoptes Gistl, 1857
SpeciesAgapanthia (Epoptes) dahli (Richter, 1821)
SubspeciesAgapanthia (Epoptes) dahli walteri Reitter, 1898