Mallosia (Eumallosia) jakowlewi Semenov, 1895
[= Mallosia iranica Daniel et Daniel, 1898]
[= Mallosia (Submallosia) jakowlewi Semenov, 1895][❖]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Mallosia jakowlewi

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

Mallosia jakowlewi, a rare species endemic to Iran, has been described as Phytoecia (Mallosia) Jakowlewi from "Persia septentr.: fl. Lar ad illapsum fluvii Sefidab, ad pedem montis Demavend" by Andrej P. Semenov Tian-Shanskij in 1895 [▽]. Like most species of the genus, Mallosia jakowlewi is ecologically associated with big Apiaceae plants close to Ferula and Prangos in the roots of which its larvae develop.

Body length: ♂♂ 23-35 mm / ♀♀ 30-44 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Ferula sp. (Apiaceae)
Distribution:a species endemic to Iran

The depicted beetles were collected in Kandovān (كندوان‎) village environs (2800-3000 m a.s.l., Alborz province, North Iran) on June 6, 2019.

Collected by D.Navrátil

Semenov Tian-Shanskij A.P.:
Coleoptera Asiatica Nova. IV.
Horae Societatis Entomologicae Rossicae, St. Petersbourg 29 (1-2): 188-210, 1895.

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 (Eumallosia Danilevsky, 1990) = M. (Anatolomallosia Özdikmen & Aytar, 2012 type species Mallosia nonnigra Özdikmen & Aytar, 2012), syn. nov. = M. (Submallosia Özdikmen & Aytar, 2012 type species Mallosia jakovlevi Semenov, 1895), syn. nov. The type species of both subgenera are typical representatives of Mallosia (Eumallosia Danilevsky, 1990).

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 jakowlewi

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusMallosia Mulsant, 1863
SubgenusEumallosia Danilevsky, 1990
SpeciesMallosia (Submallosia) jakowlewi Semenov, 1895