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

Anoplistes agababiani
[Photo © Lech Kruszelnicki]

Anoplistes agababiani was described by Mikhail Danilevsky from Megri region of Southern Armenia [✧] under name Asias agababiani [❖].

Body length:11 - 14 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years [?]
Adults in:June-July
Host plant:Ephedra sp.
Distribution:an endemic species to Armenia

The depicted beetle was photographed on its host plant (Ephedra sp.) by our friend Lech Kruszelnicki in Southern Armenia (5km S Meghri, Syunik province) on June 10, 2013.

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]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Trachyderini Dupont, 1836
Genus: Anoplistes Audinet-Serville, 1833
Species: Anoplistes agababiani (Danilevsky, 2000)