Brachyclytus singularis Kraatz, 1879

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI
Brachyclytus singularis
[Photo © D.Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Brachyclytus singularis, a species occuring in North-East Asia (Russia, China, Korea and Japan), has been described from East Siberia as Clytus (Brachyclytus) singularis by Gustav Kraatz in 1879 [❖]. This interesting species inhabits broad-leaved forests and is ecologically associated with grape (Vitis). Beetles emerge from May to June, do not visit flowers, but during this period can be found on branches of grape, where mating takes place. Larval development in thin grape branches up to 2 cm in diameter (very rarely in thicker) [✧].

Body length:8 - 13 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:grape (Vitis spp.)
Distribution:Russia (Siberia and Far East), China, Korea, Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu)

The depicted beetle was collected in Azusayama (Kawakami, Minamisaku district, Nagano prefecture, Japan) on June 9, 2010.

Collected by Takao Arai

Kraatz G.:
Ueber die Bockkäfer Ost-Sibiriens, namentlich die von Christoph am Amur gesammelten.
Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift, Berlin 23 (1): 77-117, 1879. [download pdf icon]

Cherepanov A.I.:
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 2 - Cerambycinae Part II.
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi: 354pp [pages 139-145], 1988. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusBrachyclytus Kraatz, 1879
SpeciesBrachyclytus singularis Kraatz, 1879