Subfamilia: LAMIINAE / Tribus: PHYTOECIINI
[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 beetles were collected on the host plant (Ferula sp.) 3 km NW of Ārdaḵān (East Iran, Fārs province) on May 1st, 2016.
Collected by our friend Lech Kruszelnicki
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 ]
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 ]
Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Phytoeciini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Mallosia Mulsant, 1863
Subgenus: Submallosia Özdikmen & Aytar, 2012
Species: Mallosia (Submallosia) tamashaczi Sama et Székely, 2010