Mallosia (Eumallosia) costata Pic, 1898
[= Mallosia kurdistana Breuning, 1970]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Mallosia costata

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Mallosia costata, a species occuring in Eastern Turkey and Iran, has been described from Kurdistan by Maurice Pic in 1898 [▽]. Like most species of the genus, Mallosia costata is ecologically associated with big Apiaceae plants close to Ferula and Prangos in the roots of which its larvae develop.

Body length:20-33 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Ferula sp. (Apiaceae)
Distribution:Turkey, Iran

The depicted beetles were collected: standard ♂+♀ in Morvārīd (مرواريد‎) village environs (2100-2200 m a.s.l., Central district of Kamyaran county, Ostān-e Kordestān province, NW Iran) on May 25, 2017; melanic ♂+♀ in Līkbīn (لكبن‎‎) village environs (1630-2125 a.s.l., Lajan district, Piranshahr county, Āzarbāyjān-e Gharbī province, NW Iran) on June 1-2, 2017 and June 3, 2018, respectively.

Collected by D.Navrátil and P.Jelínek

Pic M.:
Description de Coléoptères.
Société d'Histoire Naturelle d'Autun 11 (2): 116-125, 1898. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H. and Aytar F.:
Subgeneric arrangement of Mallosia Mulsant, 1862 with three new subgenera, and a new species from Turkey (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 7 (2): 653-662, 2012. [download pdf icon]

Mallosia costata
Mallosia costata
standard Mallosia costata ♀ [Photo © P.Jelínek]
Mallosia costata
Mallosia costata
melanic Mallosia costata ♀ [Photo © P.Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusMallosia Mulsant, 1863
SubgenusEumallosia Danilevsky, 1990
SpeciesMallosia (Eumallosia) costata Pic, 1898