Mallosia (Eumallosia) herminae Reitter, 1890
[= Semnosia herminae (Reitter, 1890)]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Mallosia herminae
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Mallosia herminae, occuring in Azerbaijan, Iran, and Eastern Turkey, has been described from Araxesthal (Araks river valley, probably in Azerbaijan part) by Edmund Reitter in 1890 [▽]. Like most species of the genus, Mallosia herminae is ecologically associated with big Apiaceae plants close to Ferula and Prangos in the roots of which its larvae develop.

Body length:16 - 40 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Ferula spp. and Prangos spp. (Apiaceae)
Distribution:Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkey (Gümüshane, Van, Sirnak, Bingöl, Erzurum; ❖)

The depicted mounted beetles were collected in Sīroo (سرو‎) environs (1900-2000 m a.s.l., Sumay-ye Beradust district, Urmia county, Āzarbāyjān-e Gharbī province, Iran) on May 30-31, 2017.

Collected by D.Navrátil

Reitter E.:
Uebersicht der mir bekannten Mallosia-Arten.
Wiener Entomologische Zeitung 9 (8): 241-243, 1890. [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 herminae
Mallosia (Eumallosia) herminae ♀ [Photo © Karel Hodek]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusMallosia Mulsant, 1863
SubgenusEumallosia Danilevsky, 1990
SpeciesMallosia (Eumallosia) herminae Reitter, 1890