Mallosia (Submallosia) tamashaczi Sama et Székely, 2010

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PHYTOECIINI
Mallosia galinae
[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 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]

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