Agapanthia violacea Fabricius, 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: 84

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Agapanthia violacea Fabricius, 1775


Agapanthia violacea Fabricius, 1775 

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Almaty Region: 7 km W of Kabanbay [ Қабaнбaй] (45°48'N, 80°31'E), 720 m a.s.l., 9 V 2017, 9♂♂, 4♀♀, leg. RP & TJ; 9♂♂, 6♀♀, leg. JH; 3♀♀, leg. KL; 1♂, leg. GT; 6 km E of Koylik [ Қoйлық] (45°38'N, 80°19'E), 737 m a.s.l., 9 V 2017, 1♂, leg. RP; 2♂♂, leg. KL; East Kazakhstan Region: Bykovo [ Быково] env. (49°39'N, 84°33'E), 570 m a.s.l., 24 VI 2017, 3♂♂, leg. WTS.


Agapanthia violacea  is distributed from Southern and Central Europe through Asia Minor and the Caucasus to Lake Baikal in Siberia. It is a thermophilic species that mainly inhabits xerothermic sites. It is ecologically associated with various plant species, mainly of Apiaceae  and Asteraceae  . The adults can be found on their host plants from mid-May to July ( Paulus 1974, Cherepanov 1991a).

The specimens were mainly collected on Astragalus sieversianus  (Fig. 12G).