Agapanthia (Smaragdula) viti Rapuzzi et Sama, 2012
/ Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI
[Photo © P.Jelínek & M.Hoskovec]
Agapanthia viti, a new Central-European and North/Central Balkan species, is strictly related
with A. osmanlis Reiche et Saulcy, 1858. It is easy to distinguish by the denser
pubescence on all the upper and lower side. This pubescence is yellowish colored instead ash-colored. The bionomy of this interesting beetle
was well described by Sándor Keszthelyi and Dávid Horváth in 2015 [✧].
The complicated taxonomic situation in Agapanthia osmanlis species cluster (comprising following taxa: Agapanthia osmanlis, Agapanthia ozdikmeni,
Agapanthia viti and Agapanthia naciyae) was solved by Pierpaolo Rapuzzi and Gianfranco Sama in 2012 [❖].
|Body length:||12 - 15 mm|
|Life cycle:||1 year|
|Adults in:||May - June|
|Distribution:||Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia|
The depicted beetles were reared from larva found in dead stalk of Dipsacus laciniatus collected near Kapuvár (Győr-Moson-Sopron county, NW Hungary) in February 2016.
Collected by P.Jelínek
Keszthelyi S. et Horváth D.:
The presence and bionomy of a newly described longhorn beetle, Agapanthia viti (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Hungary.
Entomologia Croatica 19 (1–2): 25–30, 2015.
Rapuzzi P. and Sama G.:
New taxa and new records of longhorn-beetles from Eastern Mediterranean region (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 7 (2): 663-689, 2012.
Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Agapanthiini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Agapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835
Subgenus: Smaragdula Pesarini & Sabbadini, 2004
Species: Agapanthia (Smaragdula) viti Rapuzzi et Sama, 2012