Agapanthia (Agapanthia) cardui (Linnaeus, 1767)
[= Agapanthia pannonica Kratochvíl, 1985; ❖]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI
Agapanthia cardui
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

Agapanthia (Agapanthia) cardui is a widespread species in Central and Southern Europe southward to southern Greece, Italy (southward to Sicily) and Spain (to Gibraltar). Larvae develop in stalks of various herbaceous plants, life-cycle one year. Adults can be found on host plants from April to July.

Body length:6 - 14 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - July
Host plant:polyphagous in various herbaceous plants (Carduus, Cirsium, Knautia, Centranthus, Silybum)
Distribution:Europe, Kazakhstan

The depicted beetles were collected in Soutok Game Reserve (Pohansko Chateau environs, Břeclav ditrict, South Moravia Czechia) on June 5, 2016.

Collected by Daniel Rydzi

Sama G.:
Notes on the genus Agapanthia Serville, 1835 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Agapanthiini).
Boletín Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 42: 123-127, 2008. [download pdf icon]

Agapanthia cardui
Agapanthia cardui
Agapanthia cardui
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusAgapanthiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusAgapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835
Subgenus>Agapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835
SpeciesAgapanthia (Agapanthia) cardui (Linnaeus, 1767)