Mallosia (Eusemnosia) interrupta Pic, 1905
ssp. interrupta Pic, 1905

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PHYTOECIINI
Mallosia interrupta interrupta
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Taxon Mallosia (Eusemnosia) interrupta Pic, 1905 was divided in Turkey by Ahmet Ömer Koçak and Muhabbet Kemal into two subspecies in 2013 [❖]. The nominate subspecies (brown elytra) is occuring in southern mountains at Van Lake (Bitlis province), the newly described Mallosia interrupta capulcu (black elytra) is known only from Bacavan Mountains (Siirt province).

Body length:15 - 40 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Ferula spp. and Prangos spp. (Apiaceae)
Distribution:Iran?, Turkey

The depicted beetles were photographed by M.Hoskovec on the host plant (Prangos ferulacea) in mountain valley in Güreşçi environs (Bitlis province, East Turkey) and in meadows at southern shore of Van Lake (3 km E of Tatvan, Bitlis province).

Koçak A.O. and Kemal M.:
Mallosia (Eusemnosia) species in South East Turkey (Cerambycidae, Coleoptera).
Centre for Entomological Studies Ankara, Miscellaneous Papers 159: 1-3, 2013. [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 interrupta interrupta
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Mallosia interrupta interrupta
Mallosia interrupta interrupta
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Phytoeciini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Mallosia Mulsant, 1863
Subgenus: Eusemnosia Özdikmen et Aytar, 2012
Species: Mallosia (Eusemnosia) interrupta Pic, 1905
Subspecies: Mallosia (Eusemnosia) interrupta interrupta Pic, 1905