Mallosia tristis, a rare species occuring in Azerbaijan and Iran, has been described from "Zuwand" (nowadays Yeni Zuvand, Azerbaijan)
by Edmund Reitter in 1888 [▽]. Like most species of the genus, Mallosia tristis is ecologically associated with big Apiaceae
plants close to Ferula and Prangos in the roots of which its larvae develop.
|Body length:||15 - 35 mm|
|Life cycle:||1 year|
|Adults in:||May - June|
|Host plant:||Ferula spp. and Prangos spp. (Apiaceae)|
|Distribution:||Turkey?, Iran, Azerbaijan|
The depicted beetle was collected in the species' type locality - Zuvandlı (Yeni Zuvand) environs (1600-1700 m a.s.l., Talysh Mts., Masally district, Lankaran
region, Azerbaijan) on May 29, 2000.
Collected by O.Yu. Andreeva
Wiener Entomologische Zeitung 7 (4): 133-134, 1888.
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.
Mallosia (Semnosia K. Daniel, 1904) = M. (Eusemnosia Özdikmen & Aytar, 2012 type species
Saperda mirabilis Faldermann, 1837), syn. nov. Saperda mirabilis Faldermann, 1837 is typical
representative of Mallosia (Semnosia K. Daniel, 1904).
Chrysomeloidea I (Vesperidae, Disteniidae, Cerambycidae), Updated and Revised 2nd Edition
Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera Vol. 6/1, Brill, Leiden-Boston, 712pp, 2021.