Mallosia (Semnosia) interrupta Pic, 1905
ssp. interrupta Pic, 1905
[= Mallosia (Eusemnosia) interrupta interrupta Pic, 1905]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Mallosia interrupta interrupta

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Mallosia interrupta has been described from Van lake region (Eastern Turkey) as Mallosia (Semnosia) Scowitzi var. interrupta by Maurice Pic in 1905 [▽]. Into valid specied it was raised by Mikhail Danilevsky in 1992 [✧], where he also well described its differences from M. scowitzi.

Taxon Mallosia (Eusemnosia) interrupta Pic, 1905 was divided in Turkey by Ahmet Ömer Koçak and Muhabbet Kemal into two subspecies in 2013 [❖]. The nominate subspecies (brown elytra) is occuring in southern mountains at Van Lake (Bitlis province), the newly described Mallosia interrupta capulcu (black elytra) is known only from Bacavan Mountains (Siirt province).

Body length:15 - 40 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Ferula spp. and Prangos spp. (Apiaceae)
Distribution:Iran?, Turkey

The depicted living beetles were photographed on the host plant (Prangos ferulacea) in mountain valley in Güreşçi environs (Bitlis province, East Turkey) and in meadows at southern shore of Van Lake (3 km E of Tatvan, Bitlis province). The mounted specimens were collected in Sentepe environs (2120 m a.s.l., Bitlis province, Turkey) on June 24, 2008.

Collected by M.Hoskovec and V. Kozel

Pic M.:
Contribution à l'étude du genre Mallosia Muls.
Matériaux pour servir à l'étude des Longicornes 5 (2): 24-36, 1905. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
New species of Cerambycidae from Transcaucasia with some new data (Insecta: Coleoptera).
Senckenbergiana Biologica, Frankfurt am Main 72 (1/3): 107-117, 1992. [download pdf icon]

Koçak A.O. and Kemal M.:
Mallosia (Eusemnosia) species in South East Turkey (Cerambycidae, Coleoptera).
Centre for Entomological Studies Ankara, Miscellaneous Papers 159: 1-3, 2013. [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 (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).

Danilevsky M.L.:
Chrysomeloidea I (Vesperidae, Disteniidae, Cerambycidae), Updated and Revised 2nd Edition
Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera Vol. 6/1, Brill, Leiden-Boston, 712pp, 2021.

Mallosia interrupta interrupta
Mallosia interrupta interrupta
Mallosia interrupta interrupta
Mallosia interrupta interrupta
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusMallosia Mulsant, 1863
Subgenus:Semnosia K. Daniel, 1904
SpeciesMallosia (Semnosia) interrupta Pic, 1905
SubspeciesMallosia (Semnosia) interrupta interrupta Pic, 1905