Agapanthia (Smaragdula) gemella Holzschuh, 1989

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI
Agapanthia gemella
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Body length:8 - 12 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:March - April
Host plant:Erophaca baetica orientalis (Fabaceae)
Distribution:a species endemic to Cyprus [❖]

The depicted beetle was collected on its host plant (Erophaca baetica orientalis) ca 1 km NNW of Stavros tis Psokas' Forest Station (860 m, Paphos district, Western Cyprus).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Holzschuh C.:
Beschreibung neuer Bockkäfer aus Europa und Asien (Cerambycidae, Col.).
Koleopterologische Rundschau, Wien 59: 153-183, 1989. [download pdf icon]

Ambrus R., Grosser W. and Hrbek J.:
Contribution to the knowledge of longhorn beetles from Cyprus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Humanity space International Almanac 3 (2): 173-190, 2014. [download pdf icon]

Agapanthia gemella
Agapanthia gemella
Agapanthia gemella
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Agapanthiini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Agapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835
Subgenus: Smaragdula Pesarini & Sabbadini, 2004
Species: Agapanthia (Smaragdula) gemella Holzschuh, 1989