Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn (Agapanthia villosoviridescens)

Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Cerambycidae
Genus: Agapanthia (ag-a-PAN-thee-a) (Info)
Species: villosoviridescens (vil-loh-veer-ih-DES-kens) (Info)

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On Sep 12, 2006, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

In Europe a very common species developing in a variety of herbaceous plants (eg. Cardus, Urtica, Angelica, Chaerophyllum, Artemisia, Salvia, Aconitum). Like the other species of Agapanthia genus, the larvae of this beetle develop in the above-ground plant tissues (stalks). They cut off the plant stalk before pupation, create the pupal cells near ground level, and the adults leave the stalks via a newly created exit hole in the side of the remaining stalk.