Agapanthia (Agapanthoplia) coeruleipennis Frivaldszky, 1878
[= Agapanthia brevis Pic, 1891]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI
Agapanthia coeruleipennis
[Photo © Michal Hoskovec]

Agapanthia coeruleipennis, an interesting Turano-Iranian species occuring in Armenia, Iran, Syria and Turkey, has been described from "Asia Minor" by Johann Frivaldszky in 1878 [✮]. Gundelia tournefortii Linnaeus (Asteraceae) has been reported [❖] as the host of this species.

Body length:10 - 15 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Gundelia tournefortii
Distribution:Armenia, Iran, Syria, Turkey

The depicted beetles were collected on Gundelia tournefortii in summit plateaus of Nemrut Dagi Mt. (Adiyaman prov., Anatolia, SE Turkey) on June 11, 2011.

Collected by Michal Hoskovec

Frivaldszky J.:
Coleoptera Nova.
Természetrajzi Füzetek 2 (1): 9-12, 1878. [download pdf icon]

Rejzek M., Sama G., Alziar G.:
Host plants of several herb-feeding Cerambycidae mainly from east Mediterranean region (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Biocosme Mésogéen 17 (4): 263-294, 2001. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H.:
Turkish Agapanthiini Mulsant, 1839 with identification keys (Coleoptera: Lamiinae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 8 (1): 9-40. [download pdf icon]

Agapanthia coeruleipennis
Agapanthia coeruleipennis
Agapanthia coeruleipennis
[Photo © Michal Hoskovec]
Agapanthia coeruleipennis
[Photo © Michal Hoskovec]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusAgapanthiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusAgapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835
SubgenusAgapanthoplia Pesarini et Sabbadini, 2004
SpeciesAgapanthia (Agapanthoplia) coeruleipennis Frivaldszky, 1878