Golden-bloomed grey longhorn beetle

Agapanthia villosoviridescens

''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.
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Appearance

The beetle is named for its golden-black colour, with a golden bloom on its elytron and thorax. It reaches a length of 10–22 millimetres .
Agapanthia villosoviridescens - Larva, front end Tail end of same larva here:
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Habitat

The beetle is named for its golden-black colour, with a golden bloom on its elytron and thorax. It reaches a length of 10–22 millimetres .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.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderColeoptera
FamilyCerambycidae
GenusAgapanthia
SpeciesA. villosoviridescens