Agapanthia (Epoptes) lederi Ganglbauer, 1883
ssp. hodeki Danilevsky, 2018

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI
Agapanthia lederi hodeki
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

Agapanthia lederi hodeki, a taxon occuring in Elburs mountain ridge and Talysh mountains with foothills (Iran and Azerbaijan), has been described as by Mikhail Danilevsky in 2018 [▽]. A. l. hodeki is dedicated to our friend Karel Hodek, who collected the holotype and most part of the type series.

Body length:12 - 18 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Sambucus ebulus [?]
Distribution:Iran, Azerbaijan

The depicted beetles were collected on Sambucus ebulus in Rostamābād (رستم آباد) environs (1150 m a.s.l., Gilan province, North Iran) on May 23-25, 2018.

Collected by Petr Jelínek

Danilevsky M.L.:
Four new Agapanthia (Epoptes) Gistel, 1857 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from the West Siberia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Iran.
Euroasian Entomological Journal 17 (3): 179-181, 2018. [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]

Agapanthia lederi hodeki
Agapanthia lederi hodeki
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusAgapanthiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusAgapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835
SubgenusEpoptes Gistl, 1857
SpeciesAgapanthia (Epoptes) lederi Ganglbauer, 1883
SubspeciesAgapanthia (Epoptes) lederi hodeki Danilevsky, 2018