Agapanthia (Homoblephara) fallax Holzschuh, 1974

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI
Agapanthia fallax
[Photo © David Navrátil]

Agapanthia fallax is a species endemic to Turkey [✧]. According to Rejzek et al. [❖] Agapanthia fallax develops in Scorzonera sp. (Asteraceae). To the best of our knowledge the species has never been collected outside its type locality.

Body length:8 - 12 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Scorzonera sp. (Asteraceae)
Distribution:a species endemic to Turkey

The depicted beetle was collected in Buğlan Geçidi (Buglan Pass) (1600 m a.s.l., Solhan environs, Muş province, East Turkey) on May 31, 2011.

Collected by Zdeněk Košťál

Holzschuh C.:
Neue bockkäfer aus Pakistan, Iran, Anatolien und Mazedonien (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Österreichischer Entomologen 25 (3/4): 1973 (1974). [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]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusAgapanthiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusAgapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835
SubgenusHomoblephara Pesarini et Sabbadini, 2004
SpeciesAgapanthia (Homoblephara) fallax Holzschuh, 1974