(De Geer, 1775)
Agapanthia villosoviridescens, also known as the golden-bloomed grey longhorn beetle, is a species of beetle in the Lamiinae subfamily, that can be found in the Caucasus, Europe, Kazakhstan, the Near East, Russia and Turkey.
Description and habitat
Their flight time is from May to August. For the larval development the species is quite polyphagous with a wide variety of hosts, probably including Aconitum, Angelica, Anthriscus, Artemisia, Aster, Carduus, Cirsium, Chaerophyllum, Eupatorium, Foeniculum, Gentiana, Helleborus, Heracleum, Peucedanum, Salvia, Senecio, Urtica and Veratrum album. The larvae develop in the stalks of the host plant, working their way down while growing, cutting off the stalk and creating pupal cells near ground level. Adults emerge through a newly cut exit hole in the side of the stalk.