Mallosia (Eusemnosia) mirabilis (Faldermann, 1837)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PHYTOECIINI
Mallosia mirabilis
[Photo © K.Hodek]
Mallosia mirabilis
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

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

The depicted beetle mounted was collected by M.Rejzek in pass 70km SW Calus (Zagros Mts., prov. Mazandaran, North Iran). Living specimens were photographed by our friend Karel Hodek in Iran.

Mallosia mirabilis
Mallosia mirabilis
[Photo © K.Hodek]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Phytoeciini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Mallosia Mulsant, 1863
Subgenus: Eusemnosia Özdikmen et Aytar, 2012
Species: Mallosia (Eusemnosia) mirabilis (Faldermann, 1837)