Agapanthia (Synthapsia) hirsuticornis Holzschuh, 1975

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI

Agapanthia hirsuticornis
[Photo © K.Hodek]

Agapanthia hirsuticornis, rare and endemic representative of Iranian entomofauna close to Agapanthia kirbyi (Gyllenhal, 1817), was described by Carolus Holzschuh in 1975 from one male collected in Mazandaran in 1933 [❖].

Body length:15 - 23 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:undetermined Apiaceae
Distribution:an endemic species to Iran

The depicted mounted beetle was collected in Kamyaran (كامياران‎‎) environs (Kordestan province, West Iran) on June 2, 2010. The living specimens were photographed by our friends Evgeniy Rutjan (Quazin environs, Iran) and Karel Hodek (Iran).

Holzschuh C.:
Neue westpalaearktischer Bockkäfer aus den Gattungen Cortodera, Vadonia und Agapanthia (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft österreichischer Entomologen 26 (2-4): 77-90, 1975 [1974].
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Agapanthia hirsuticornis
[Photo © P.Jelínek & M.Hoskovec & E.Rutjan]

Agapanthia hirsuticornis
[Photo © E.Rutjan]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Agapanthiini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Agapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835
Subgenus: Synthapsia Pesarini et Sabbadini, 2004
Species: Agapanthia (Synthapsia) hirsuticornis Holzschuh, 1975