Micromallosia heydeni (Ganglbauer, 1888)
[= Mallosia (Micromallosia) heydeni (Ganglbauer, 1888)]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Micromallosia heydeni
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing Michal Hoskovec, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Micromallosia heydeni, a rare species endemic to Turkey, has been described from Malatia environs as Phytoecia (Coptosia) Heydeni by Ludwig Ganglbauer in 1888 [❖].

Body length:7 - 13 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:unknown
Distribution:a species endemic to Turkey

The depicted beetles were found on the ground in low vegetation in: ♂ - village Sakabasi near Gozeli (40 km SW Elâzığ, Elâzığ province, Eastern Anatolia, Turkey) on May 26, 2001; ♀ - summit plateaus of Nemrut Dağı Mt. (1700-1900 m a.s.l., Kâhta district, Adiyaman province, Anatolia, Turkey) on June 1-15, 1996.

Collected by Petr Kabátek and Michal Hoskovec

Ganglbauer L. in Heyden L.F.:
Neue und interessante Coleopteren aus Malatia in Mesopotamien.
Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift, Berlin 32 (1): 72-78, 1888. [download pdf icon]

Rejzek M. and Hoskovec M.:
Cerambycidae of Nemrut Dagi National Park (Anatolia, South-East Turkey).
Biocosme Mésogéen, Nice 15 (4): 257-272, 1999. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusMicromallosia Pic, 1900
SpeciesMicromallosia heydeni (Ganglbauer, 1888)