Agapanthia (Epoptes) renatae Steiner & Schmid, 2013

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI
Agapanthia renatae
[Photo © Jean-Claude Ringenbach]

Agapanthia (Epoptes) renatae, a newly described species [❖] endemic to Peloponnese (Greece), was firstly collected in Karistena environs (N37°29′10″ E22°00′30″, 450-550 m a.s.l.; Arkadias Nomos, Peloponnese, Greece) by Siegfried Steiner on May 4, 1998. The species belongs to the Agapanthia (Epoptes) asphodeli (Latreille, 1804) species group [✮].

Body length:♀♀ 12 - 20 mm / ♂♂ 12 - 18 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Asphodelus / Asphodeline [?]
Distribution:endemic to Peloponnese (Greece)

The depicted mounted beetle was collected in Kalyvia Skotanis (Καλύβια Σκοτανη) village environs (N37°49′52″ E22°04′05″; 460 m a.s.l.; Achaea, Peloponnese, Greece) on May 12, 2017. The living beetle was collected in Germa (Γέρμα) village near Neo Itylo (Mani municipality, Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece) on May 22, 2022.

Collected by our friends Jean-Claude Ringenbach and Daniel Rydzi

Steiner S. and Schmid H.:
Eine neue Agapanthia-Art (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Agapanthiini) aus Griechenland.
Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Österreichischer Entomologen 65: 1-4, 2013. [download pdf icon]

Rapuzzi P. and Sparacio I.:
A new species of genus Agapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835 (Coleoptera Cerambycidae) from Lampedusa Island (Sicily Channel, Italy).
Biodiversity Journal 8 (4): 957–961, 2017. [download pdf icon]

Agapanthia renatae
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]
Agapanthia renatae
Agapanthia renatae
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusAgapanthiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusAgapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835
SubgenusEpoptes Gistl, 1857
SpeciesAgapanthia (Epoptes) renatae Steiner & Schmid, 2013