Agapanthia (Epoptes) angelicae Reitter, 1898
[= Aganpanthia latior Pic, 1898]
[= Agapanthia Hauseri Reitter, 1902]
[= Agapanthia subnuda Reitter, 1905]
[= Agapanthia (Agapanthia) jacobsoni Plavilstshikov, 1915]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI
Agapanthia angelicae
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

Agapanthia angelicae, a species occurring in Iran and Turkmenistan, has been described from Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) by Edmund Reitter in 1898 [✱]. According to Martin Rejzek et al. [❖] in Iran Agapanthia angelicae develops in Ferula hermonis (Apiaceae).

Body length:12 - 18 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Ferula hermonis
Distribution:Iran, Turkmenistan

The depicted beetle was collected in Askestan (اسكستان) village environs (1750 m a.s.l., Ardabīl province, Iran) on May 27, 2018.

Collected by Petr Jelínek

Reitter E.:
Ueber die bekannten und einige neue palaearctische Agapanthia-Arten. (Coleoptera.).
Wiener Entomologische Zeitung 17 (4-5): 130-135, 1898. [download pdf icon]

Rejzek M., Sama G., Alziar G., Sádlo J.:
Host Plants of Longhorn Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from the Balkan Peninsula, Asia Minor and Iran.
Biocosme Mésogéen, Nice 19 (3): 161-189, 2003 [2002]. [download pdf icon]

Kasatkin D.S.:
Contribution to the knowledge of the genus Agapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) from the Near East and Transcaucasia.
Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 16 (2): 233-249, 2020. [download pdf icon]

Agapanthia angelicae
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusAgapanthiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusAgapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835
SubgenusEpoptes Gistl, 1857
SpeciesAgapanthia (Epoptes) angelicae Reitter, 1898