Agapanthia (Homoblephara) martinae Danilevsky & Navrátil, 2018

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI
Agapanthia martinae

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing Michal Hoskovec]

Agapanthia (Homoblephara) martinae, an endemic species occuring in North-West Iran, has been described by Mikhail Danilevsky and David Navrátil in 2018 [▽]. A. martinae is very close to A. (H.) korostelevi Danilevsky, 1985, but has body less elongated, elytra with yellow-gray cover and less pointed tip, antennae are usually longer with less pronounced white rings, parameres are relatively shorter, slightly curved, and distinctly attenuated apically. This interesting species is known from two rather distant areas in Iran: Sīroo/Serow environs (Azerbaijan-e Gharbi province) and Kuh-e Baradarye pass (N36°08′ E47°20′; Shah massiv, Zanjan province). The adults beetles were observed and collected on Scorzonera latifolia (Fisch. & Mey.), which serves with high probability as its host plant.

Body length:♂♂ 7 - 12 mm / ♀♀ 8.2 - 12.3 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:with high probability Scorzonera latifolia (Fisch. & Mey.)
Distribution:an endemic species to North-West Iran

The mounted beetles (paratypes) were collected in its type locality, Sīroo (سرو) environs (N37°38′37.11″ E44°44′12.63″; 1900-2000 m a.s.l., Sumay-ye Beradust district, Urmia county, Āzarbāyjān-e Gharbī province, NW Iran) on May 30-31, 2017. The living beetles were collected in Askestan (اسكستان) village environs (1750 m a.s.l., Ardabīl province, Iran) on May 27, 2018.

Collected by David Navrátil and Petr Jelínek

Danilevsky M.L. and Navrátil D.:
A new species of Agapanthia (Homoblephara Pesarini & Sabbadini, 2004) from Iran (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Humanity space - International Almanac 7 (2): 298-304, 2018. [download pdf icon]

Homoblephara - genitalia

The comparison of male genitalia:
Agapanthia (Homoblephara) martinae Danilevsky and Navrátil, 2018 (AHM) vs. A. (H.) korostelevi Danilevsky, 1985 (AHK).

[Photo © David Navrátil]

Agapanthia martinae
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]
Agapanthia martinae
Agapanthia martinae
Agapanthia martinae
Agapanthia martinae
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusAgapanthiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusAgapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835
SubgenusHomoblephara Pesarini & Sabbadini, 2004
SpeciesAgapanthia (Homoblephara) martinae Danilevsky & Navrátil, 2018