Mallosia (Semnosia) tristis Reitter, 1888
[= Mallosia angelicae Reitter, 1890]
[= Mallosia (Eusemnosia) tristis Reitter, 1888]

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

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

Reitter E.:
Coleopterologische Notizen.
Wiener Entomologische Zeitung 7 (4): 133-134, 1888. [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.

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusMallosia Mulsant, 1863
Subgenus:Semnosia K. Daniel, 1904
SpeciesMallosia (Semnosia) tristis Reitter, 1888