Agapanthia (Epoptes) dahli (Richter, 1821)
ssp. alexandris Pic, 1901
[= Agapanthia alexandris Pic, 1901]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI
Agapanthia dahli alexandris
[Photo © Sergey V. Kolov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Agapanthia dahli alexandris, a subspecies known from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, has been described from Central Asia as Agapanthia Alexandris by Maurice Pic in 1901 [▽]. Maxim Lazarev this taxon downgraded to a subspecific level (A. dahli alexandris, Pic 1901) in 2013 [❖].

Body length:10 - 22 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:polyphagous in herbaceous plants
Distribution:Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan

The depicted beetle was collected on the right side of the Bolshaya Almatinka (Большая Алматинка/Үлкен Алматы) river (N43°07′58″ E76°54′50″; 1500 m a.s.l., Trans-Ili Alatau, Almaty Region, Kazakhstan) on May 23, 2013.

Collected by Sergey V. Kolov

Pic M.:
Notes diverses et diagnoses [8e article].
L'Échange, Revue Linnéenne 17 (203): 81-83, 1901. [download pdf icon]

Lazarev M.A.:
Two new subspecies of Agapanthia dahli (Richter, 1821) from Dagestan and Armenia (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Humanity space International Almanac 2 (3): 443-448, 2013. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusAgapanthiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusAgapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835
SubgenusEpoptes Gistl, 1857
SpeciesAgapanthia (Epoptes) dahli (Richter, 1821)
SubspeciesAgapanthia (Epoptes) dahli alexandris Pic, 1901