Mallosia (Eumallosia) tamashaczi Sama et Székely, 2010
[= Mallosia (Submallosia) tamashaczi Sama et Székely, 2010]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Mallosia tamashaczi
[Photo © Lech Kruszelnicki]

This beautiful Mallosia species, close to Mallosia jakowlewi, was recently described by Gianfranco Sama and Kálmán Székely from Zagros Mountains in Western Iran [✧].

Body length:♂♂ 24 - 35 mm / ♀♀ 35 - 43 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Ferula sp.
Distribution:a species endemic to Iran


The depicted mounted beetles were collected on the host plant (Ferula sp.) 3 km NW of Ārdaḵān (East Iran, Fārs province) on May 1st, 2016. The living beetles were photographed in the same site on May 14, 2019.

Collected by our friend Lech Kruszelnicki and P.Jelínek


[✧]
Sama G. and Székely K.:
Description of a new species of Mallosia (Eumallosia) from Iran (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 5: 896-899, 2010. [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 (Eumallosia Danilevsky, 1990) = M. (Anatolomallosia Özdikmen & Aytar, 2012 type species Mallosia nonnigra Özdikmen & Aytar, 2012), syn. nov. = M. (Submallosia Özdikmen & Aytar, 2012 type species Mallosia jakovlevi Semenov, 1895), syn. nov. The type species of both subgenera are typical representatives of Mallosia (Eumallosia Danilevsky, 1990).


Danilevsky M.L.:
Chrysomeloidea I (Vesperidae, Disteniidae, Cerambycidae), Updated and Revised 2nd Edition
Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera Vol. 6/1, Brill, Leiden-Boston, 712pp, 2021.


Mallosia tamashaczi
Mallosia tamashaczi
Mallosia tamashaczi
Mallosia tamashaczi
Mallosia (Eumallosia) tamashaczi[Photo © P.Jelínek]
Mallosia tamashaczi

Mallosia tamashaczi
Mallosia (Eumallosia) tamashaczi[Photo © P.Jelínek]
Mallosia tamashaczi
Mallosia (Eumallosia) tamashaczi[Photo © P.Jelínek]


 
SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusMallosia Mulsant, 1863
SubgenusEumallosia Danilevsky, 1990
SpeciesMallosia (Submallosia) tamashaczi Sama et Székely, 2010