Agapanthia (Homoblephara) maculicornis (Gyllenhal, 1817)
ssp. maculicornis (Gyllenhal, 1817)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI
Agapanthia maculicornis maculicornis
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

Agapanthia maculicornis, a relatively rare but widely distributed West-Palaearctic species, has been described from Germany as Saperda maculicornis by Leonard Gyllenhal in 1817 [✮].

Body length:8 - 14 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:Asteraceae (Tragopogon, Dianthus), Campanula glomerata
Distribution:Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Moldavia, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine

The depicted beetle was photographed in Agioi Theodoroi (Άγιοι Θεόδωροι) village environs (Grevena municipality, Grevena regional unit, West Macedonia, Greece) on May 18, 2022.

Collected and photographed by our friend Daniel Rydzi

L. Gyllenhal in Schönherr C.J.:
Appendix ad C. J. Schönherr Synonymiam Insectorum. Descriptiones Novarum Specierum Insectorum.
Scaris, Lewerentziana 1 (3): 1-266, 1817. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusAgapanthiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusAgapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835
SubgenusHomoblephara Pesarini & Sabbadini, 2004
SpeciesAgapanthia (Homoblephara) maculicornis (Gyllenhal, 1817)
SubspeciesAgapanthia (Homoblephara) maculicornis maculicornis (Gyllenhal, 1817)