Agapanthia (Smaragdula) intermedia Ganglbauer, 1884

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI
Agapanthia intermedia
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Agapanthia intermedia, a species which was often regarded only as a variation of Agapanthia violacea (Fabricius, 1775) in older literature, is in Central Europe quite common beetle and can be found on the host-plant. Agapanthia intermedia seems to be oligophagous on scabious (Knautia) species.

Body length:7 - 13 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:Knautia arvensis, Knautia maxima, Knautia arvernensis
Distribution:Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine

The living beetle was reared from larva collected in stalk of field scabious (Knautia arvensis). The mounted beetle in the lower picture was collected on Knautia arvensis in Pitkovice (Prague, Central Bohemia, Czech republic).

Collected by M.Hoskovec and M.Rejzek

Agapanthia intermedia
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Agapanthiini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Agapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835
Subgenus: Smaragdula Pesarini & Sabbadini, 2004
Species: Agapanthia (Smaragdula) intermedia Ganglbauer, 1884