Agapanthia (Epoptes) dahli (Richter, 1821)
ssp. nitidipennis Holzschuh, 1984

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI
Agapanthia dahli nitidipennis
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

Agapanthia dahli nitidipennis, an endemic subspecies to Georgia, has been described from Jvari (ჯვარი) environs (Georgia) as Agapanthia nitidipennis by Carolus Holzschuh in 1984 [✱]. According to Maxima A. Lazarev, however, it is not a separate species, but only a subspecies of a very variable and plastic species Agapanthia dahli [❖].

Body length:13 - 22 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:polyphagous in herbaceous plants
Distribution:an endemic subspecies to Georgia

The depicted beetles were collected in steppes in Kasristskali village environs (Kakheti Region of Eastern Georgia) on May 17, 2016.

Collected by Petr Jelínek

Holzschuh C.:
Beschreibung von 24 neuen Bockkäfern aus Europa und Asien, vorwiegend aus dem Himalaya (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Entomologica Basiliensia 9: 340-372, 1984. [download pdf icon]

Lazarev M.A.:
Two new subspecies of Agapanthia dahli (Richter, 1821) from Dagestan and Armenia (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Humanity space International Almanac 2 (3): 443-448, 2013. [download pdf icon]

Agapanthia dahli nitidipennis
Agapanthia dahli nitidipennis
Agapanthia dahli nitidipennis
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusAgapanthiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusAgapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835
SubgenusEpoptes Gistl, 1857
SpeciesAgapanthia (Epoptes) dahli (Richter, 1821)
SubspeciesAgapanthia (Epoptes) dahli nitidipennis Holzschuh, 1984