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Mylabris variabilis Pallas, 1782

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Mylabris variabilis Pallas, 1782
Common names: Mylabre variable, Mylabre inconstant [Fr], Veränderliche Ölkäfer [De]

Samos ● Greece

Description: Body is elongate and black in colour, elytra is relatively convex. Elytra yellow with black bands. Punctuations of elytra decreased, elytra with many different patterns and colours but normally 3 black bands which the last not distinctly sinuate in the middle of anterior margin. The 1st and 2nd bands sometimes divided but rarely into four distinct spots. Length 8-20 mm. Head transverse, square shape; temples parallel, little rounded off behind, nearly 1/3 of longitudinal diameter of the eye. Forehead flat, little depressed in front towards the base of antennae with one median red spot. Frontal suture little obvious. Labrum advanced. Antenna black and long with 11 antennomeres. Pronotum long and wide, parallel in sides, without anterior depression; convex and little deep, punctuation similar to head but relatively stronger and more regular.
Mesosternum less elongate in sides with long but not wide scutum; scutum with a posterior punctuated area. The last visible abdominal sternite of male with rather deep recording on the posterior margin. Aedeagus in lateral view with narrow parameres; terminal lobe increasingly slender, hooks of median lobe small, short and weakly curved but proximal one a little bit longer.

Distribution: Caucasus, Transcaucasus, South and Eastern Europe, Asia Minor, North Africa, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan.

References:
Nikbakhtzadeh M.R., Tirgari S., 2002. Blister Beetles (Coleoptera: Meloidae) in Nahavand County (Hamedan Province, Iran) and Their Ecological Relationship to Other Coleopteran Families, Iranian J. Publ. Health, Vol. 31, Nos. 1-2, PP. 55-62.
Özbek H., Szaloki D., 1998. A contribution to the knowledge of the Meloidae (Coleoptera) fauna of Turkey along with new records, TÜBİTAK, Tr. J. of Zoology 22, 23-40.



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Mylabris variabilis Pallas, 1782
Noms communs : Mylabre variable, Mylabre inconstant [Fr], Veränderliche Ölkäfer [De]

Samos ● Grèce

Description : Les taches qui ornent les élytres ont des tailles et des teintes très variables d'un individu à l'autre. Taille : 6-9 mm

Biologie : L'adulte se nourrit de pollen des fleurs.
Sa larve est parasite des oothèques de criquets, sorte de cocon qui contient les oeufs.
Tous les membres de la famille des Meloidés sont des prédateurs d'oeufs d'acridiens.

Habitat : jardins, prés fleuris

Distribution: Caucase, Transcaucase, Europe du Sud et de l’Est, Asie mineure, Afrique du Nord, Kazakhstan, Turkménistan.

Références:
Nikbakhtzadeh M.R., Tirgari S., 2002. Blister Beetles (Coleoptera: Meloidae) in Nahavand County (Hamedan Province, Iran) and Their Ecological Relationship to Other Coleopteran Families, Iranian J. Publ. Health, Vol. 31, Nos. 1-2, PP. 55-62.
Özbek H., Szaloki D., 1998. A contribution to the knowledge of the Meloidae (Coleoptera) fauna of Turkey along with new records, TÜBİTAK, Tr. J. of Zoology 22, 23-40.


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