Agapanthia (Epoptes) daurica Ganglbauer, 1884
ssp. daurica Ganglbauer, 1884

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI
Agapanthia daurica daurica
[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Agapanthia daurica, a species occuring in Russia, China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia, has been described from Transbaikal/Dauria (Russia) by Ludwig Ganglbauer in 1884 [❖].

Body length:11 - 20 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:roots of herbaceous plants (Apiaceae, Lobelia etc.)
Distribution:Russia (East Siberia and Far East), China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia

The depicted mounted male beetle was collected at the mouth of the Krivonozhka (Кривоножка) river (N43°50′40″ E145°25′19″; Kunashir Island, Yuzhno-Kurilsky district, Kuril Islands, Sakhalin Oblast, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia) on June 20-22, 2013. The living specimen was photographed in Vitjaz (Витязь ) village environs (Gamov peninsula/Полуостров Гамова, Khasansky District, Primorsky Krai, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia) on July 1, 2016.

Collected by Yu.Sudnikov, L.Sudnikova, and E.V.Komarov

Ganglbauer L.:
Bestimmungs-Tabellen der europäischen Coleopteren. VIII. Cerambycidae. (Schluss.) Mit Berücksichtigung der Formen Algiers und des paläarktischen Asiens, exclusive jener von Japan.
Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 33 (2): 437-586 [pages 544-545], [1883] 1884. [download pdf icon]

Agapanthia daurica daurica
[Photo © Evgeniy V. Komarov]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusAgapanthiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusAgapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835
SubgenusEpoptes Gistl, 1857
SpeciesAgapanthia (Epoptes) daurica Ganglbauer, 1884
SubspeciesAgapanthia (Epoptes) daurica daurica Ganglbauer, 1884