Mallosia baiocchii, probably the most spectacular and rarest species of Mallosia genus, has been described as Semnosia baiocchii
from Syria (Blūdān) by Gianfanco Sama in 2000 [▽]. This endemic species to Syria, like majority species of the genus, is ecologically associated
with big Apiaceae (some specimens were captured close to Hippomarathrum spp., which can be also host plant) in the roots of which its larvae develop.
|Body length:||25 - 40 mm|
|Life cycle:||1 year|
|Adults in:||May - June|
|Host plant:||Apiaceae (Hippomarathrum ?)|
|Distribution:||a species endemic to Syria|
The depicted beetle was collected in Blūdān village environs (Jabal Lubnān ash Sharqī, Syria).
Su alcuni nuovi o interessanti Cerambicidi del medio Oriente (Insecta Coleoptera Cerambycidae).
Quaderni di Studi e Notizie di Storia Naturale della Romagna 13 (supplemento): 91-105, 2000.
Khaldoun A. and Rapuzzi P.:
Second contribution to the knowledge of Longhorn Beetles of the Syrian Coastal Region (Coleoptera Cerambycidae).
Biodiversity Journal 7 (2): 261-272, 2016.