Agapanthia (Epoptes) dahlii (Richter, 1820)
ssp. schurmanni Sama, 1978
[= Agapanthia schurmanni Sama, 1979]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI
Agapanthia dahli schurmanni
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

Agapanthia dahli, widely distributed xerophilic European and Mediterranean species, has bes described from Hungary as Saperda Dahlii by C. F. W. Richter in 1821 [❖]. A. dahli is a typical xerophilous species inhabiting forest-steppes, steppes, uncultivated orchards and gardens, or ruderal areas. Its subspecies A. dahlii schurmanni, endemic to South-Eastern of the Balcan peninsula, has been described as A. schurmanni from Macedonia (Greece) by Gianfranco Sama in 1978 [▽]. It was downgraded to subspecies level by Maxim A. Lazarev in 2024 [✮].

Body length:13 - 23 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:unknown
Distribution:an endemic species to South-Eaastern of the Balcan peninsula (Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria [❖])

The depicted beetle was collected in Mount Olympus (Όλυμπος) (Thessaly, Greece) on May 27, 2022.

Collected by Daniel Rydzi

Sama G.:
Una nuova specie di Agapanthia Serville di Macedonia (Coleoptera : Cerambycidae).
Bolletino del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona 5: 505-513, 1978.

Georgiev G., Doychev D., Simov N., Guéorguiev B. and Bekchiev R.:
Contribution to the knowledge of (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) of Belasitsa in Bulgaria.
Silva Balcanica 14 (1): 110–117, 2013. [download pdf icon]

Lazarev M.:
Taxonomic notes on longhorned beetles with the descriptions of several new taxa (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Humanity space International almanac 13 (1): 21-38, 2024. [download pdf icon]

Pesarini C. and Sabbadini A.:
Osservazioni sulla sistematica della tribù Agapanthiini Mulsant, 1839 (Coleoptera Cerambycidae).
Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale in Milano 145 (1): 117-132, 2004. [download pdf icon]

Agapanthia dahli schurmanni
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusAgapanthiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusAgapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835
SubgenusEpoptes Gistl, 1857
SpeciesAgapanthia (Epoptes) dahli (Richter, 1820)
SpeciesAgapanthia (Epoptes) dahli schurmanni Sama, 1978