Anoplistes agababiani (Danilevsky, 2000)
[= Asias agababiani Danilevsky, 2000]

Anoplistes agababiani

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Anoplistes agababiani, a rare species endemic to Armenia, has been described by Mikhail Danilevsky from Megri region of Southern Armenia [✧] under name Asias agababiani [❖].

Body length:♂♂ 11 - 13 mm / ♀♀ 13 - 15 mm
Life cycle:2 years [?]
Adults in:June - July
Host plant:Ephedra cf. procera
Distribution:an endemic species to Armenia

The mounted specimens were found in pupal cells in Ephedra cf. procera stems in Meghri environs (735 m a.s.l., Arevik National Park, Syunik province, Southern Armenia) on June 3, 2013. The depicted living beetle was photographed on its host plant (Ephedra cf. procera) in 5 km S Meghri (Syunik province, Southern Armenia) on June 10, 2013.

Collected by David Navrátil and Lech Kruszelnicki

Danilevsky M.L.:
New taxa of Cerambycidae from Turkey and Transcaucasia (Coleoptera).
Elytron 13: 39-47, [1999] 2000 [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H.:
A nomenclatural act: some nomenclatural changes on palaearctic longhorned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 3 (2): 707-715, 2008. [download pdf icon]

Anoplistes agababiani
[Photo © Lech Kruszelnicki]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusTrachyderini Dupont, 1836
GenusAnoplistes Audinet-Serville, 1833
SpeciesAnoplistes agababiani (Danilevsky, 2000)