Agapanthia (Epoptes) dahli (Richter, 1820)
ssp. kindermanni Pic, 1905
[= Agapanthia kindermanni Pic, 1905]
[= Agapanthia amicula Holzschuh, 1989][✮]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI
Agapanthia dahli kindermanni
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Agapanthia dahli, widely distributed xerophilic European and Mediterranean species, has bes described from Hungary as Saperda Dahlii by C. F. W. Richter in 1821 [❖]. A. dahli is a typical xerophilous species inhabiting forest-steppes, steppes, uncultivated orchards and gardens, or ruderal areas. Its rare subspecies Agapanthia (Epoptes) dahli kindermanni, endemic to South Turkey, has been described from Turkey (?) as Agapanthia dahli var. kindermanni by Maurice Pic in 1905 [✮]. For some time, the taxon kindermanni Pic, 1905 was considered a separate species, it was downgraded back to the subspecies level by Maxim A. Lazarev in 2024 [✳].

Body length:11 - 20 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:thistles (Asteraceae)
Distribution:a species endemic to Turkey

The depicted beetle was collected on thistles in Anṭākyä environs (Hatay province, South Turkey) on June 10, 1992.

Collected by Michal Hoskovec

Pic M.:
Descriptions et Notes Diverses.
Matériaux pour servir à l'étude des Longicornes 5 (2): 5-15, 1905. [download pdf icon]

Lazarev M.:
Taxonomic notes on longhorned beetles with the descriptions of several new taxa (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Humanity space International almanac 13 (1): 21-38, 2024. [download pdf icon]

Holzschuh C.:
Beschreibung neuer Bockkäfer aus Europa und Asien (Cerambycidae, Col.).
Koleopterologische Rundschau, Wien 59: 153-183, 1989. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H.:
Turkish Agapanthiini Mulsant, 1839 with identification keys (Coleoptera: Lamiinae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 8 (1): 9-40, 2013. [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]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusAgapanthiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusAgapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835
SubgenusEpoptes Gistl, 1857
SpeciesAgapanthia (Epoptes) dahli (Richter, 1820)
SubspeciesAgapanthia (Epoptes) dahli kindermanni Pic, 1905