Agapanthia villosoviridescens DeGeer, 1775,

Karpinski, Lech, Szczepanski, Wojciech T., lewa, Radoslaw, Walczak, Marcin, Hilszczanski, Jacek, Kruszelnicki, Lech, Los, Krzysztof, Jaworski, Tomasz, Marek Bidas, & Tarwacki, Grzegorz, 2018, New data on the distribution, biology and ecology of the longhorn beetles from the area of South and East Kazakhstan (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae), ZooKeys 805, pp. 59-126: 83-84

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Agapanthia villosoviridescens DeGeer, 1775


Agapanthia villosoviridescens DeGeer, 1775 

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East Kazakhstan Region: Bykovo [ Быково] env. (49°39'N, 84°33'E), 570 m a.s.l., 24 VI 2017, 1♀, leg. LK; 1♂, leg. MW.


This is a typical Palaearctic species that is distributed from Southern Europe to East Siberia and Mongolia ( Danilevsky 2018a). The larvae feed in the inner tissues of the stems of various herbaceous plants, mainly on Carduus  , Cirsium  and Urtica  , and less frequently on Angelica  , Chaerophyllum  , Eupatorium  , Heracleum  , Senecio  , Scrophularia  and Anthriscus  ( Cherepanov 1991a). The adults can be found on their host plants from May to August.

One of the collected specimens represented a very rare and interesting form with red coloured antennae. Such forms are also known to occur in Europe.