Agapanthia (Epoptes) subnigra Pic, 1890
[= Agapanthia subchalybaea m. subnigra Pic, 1890]
[= Agapanthia (Agapanthiella) subnigra Pic, 1890]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI
Agapanthia kindermanni
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Agapanthia (Epoptes) subnigra, a generally not very well known and collected species endemic to Georgia, has been described by Maurice Pic in 1910 [✮].

Body length:12 - 15 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Sambucus ebulus [?]
Distribution:a species endemic to Georgia

The depicted beetles were collected on Sambucus ebulus 10 km SE Sairme (საირმე) spa town (70 km S Kutaisi, Imereti region, Georgia) on June 19, 2019.

Collected by Lukáš Skořepa

Pic M.:
Un peu d'Entomologie N. sp. ?
L'Échange, Revue Linnéenne 6 (63): 119-120, 1890. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusAgapanthiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusAgapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835
SubgenusEpoptes Gistl, 1857
SpeciesAgapanthia (Epoptes) subnigra Pic, 1890