Agapanthiola leucaspis (Steven, 1817),

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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Agapanthiola leucaspis (Steven, 1817)


Agapanthiola leucaspis (Steven, 1817) 

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Almaty Region: 2 km E of Saryozek [ Сарыөзек], (44°22'N, 78°01'E), 875 m a.s.l., 2 VI 2017, 1♂, 1♀, leg. WTS; 1♀, leg. MW; East Kazakhstan Region: 15 km NW of Taskesken [ Таскескен] (47°18'N, 80°36'E), 15 VI 2017, 627 m a.s.l., 3♂♂, 2♀♀, leg. WTS; 1♂, 1♀, leg. LK; 1♂, leg. MW; Bykovo [ Быково] env. (49°39'N, 84°33'E), 571 m a.s.l., 21 VI 2017, 1♀, leg. WTS.


Agapanthiola leucaspis  is a west-Palaearctic species that is distributed from Southern Europe through the southern regions of Eastern Europe and Russia, Turkey, Central Asia to Lake Baikal in Siberia, Mongolia and China ( Sama 2002, Danilevsky 2018a). It is a polyphagous species whose larvae develop in various herbaceous plants, e.g. Melilotus officinalis  , Campanula sibirica  , Salvia stepposa  and Erigeron  sp. ( Cherepanov 1991a).

Several specimens were collected in rather different habitats (e.g. roadside vegetation strip, mountain forest) using the sweep-netting method.