Paramallosia afghanica Fuchs, 1955

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Paramallosia afghanica
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing Michal Hoskovec]

Paramallosia afghanica, very rare and not so well known species of monotypic genus Paramallosia Fuchs, 1955, was described by Austrian entomologist Ernst Fuchs from Afghanistan (Tarapas valley/ترپس, Koh-i-Baba Mts., Bāmīān province) in 1955 [❖].

Body length:18 - 23 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May-June
Host plant:unknown
Distribution:species endemic to Afghanistan [✧]

The depicted beetle was collected in Waras village environs (2500 m a.s.l., Panjab district, Bāmīān province, Afghanistan) on June 25, 2016.

Collected by Oleg Pak

Fuchs E.:
The 3rd Danish Expedition to Central Asia, Zoological Result 17. Cerambycidae (Insecta) aus Afghanistan.
Videnskebelige meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorik Forening 5: 271-274, 1955. [download pdf icon]

Lazarev M.A.:
Catalogue of Afghanistan Longhorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) with two descriptions of new Phytoecia (Parobereina Danilevsky, 2018) from Central Asia.
Humanity space - International Almanac 8 (2): 104-140, 2019. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusParamallosia Fuchs, 1955
SpeciesParamallosia afghanica Fuchs, 1955