Chlorophorus glabromaculatus (Goeze, 1777)
ssp. glabromaculatus (Goeze, 1777)
[= Chlorophorus pilosus glabromaculatus (Goeze, 1777)]

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI
Chlorophorus glabromaculatus glabromaculatus
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

Chlorophorus glabromaculatus glabromaculatus, a well known longhorn beetle occuring in West Mediterranean region and South-West of the Central Europe, has been described as Leptura Glabro-maculata by Johann August Goeze in 1777 [▽]. Larvae of Ch. glabromaculatus glabromaculatus develop in dead branches and small trunks of plethora of deciduos trees. Life-cycle 2 and more years, adults which are active from the end of May to August can be found on host plants and occasionally also on white flowers. The real taxonomic validity of the second subspecies (or according to some authors even species) Ch. glabromaculatus glaucus, which female have grey elytra but males are essentially indistinguishable from the nominate subspecies (and also biology is the same), is still not completely clarified [✧].

Body length:8 - 18 mm
Life cycle:2 and more years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:broadly polyphagous in deciduous trees (Castanea, Quercus, Ficus, Juglans, Vitis, Prunus, Acer, Mimosa, Robinia, Ulmus, Pyrus, Salix etc.)
Distribution:West Mediterranean region and South-West of the Central Europe

The depicted beetle was reared from a larva collected in a dead oak branch in Col de Babaou environs (Collobrières, Arrondissement of Toulon, Var department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France) in June 2018.

Collected by Petr Jelínek

Goeze J.A.E.:
Entomologische Beyträge zu des Ritter Linné zwölften Ausgabe des Natursystems.
Weidmanns Erben und Reich, Leipzig, 1: v-xvi + 736pp, 1777. [download pdf icon]

Vitali F.:
Atlas of the Insects of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg: Coleoptera, Cerambycidae.
Ferrantia, Musée national d’histoire naturelle, Luxembourg 79: 1-208 [pages 55-56], 2018. [download pdf icon]

Chlorophorus glabromaculatus glabromaculatus
Chlorophorus glabromaculatus glabromaculatus
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusChlorophorus Chevrolat, 1863
SpeciesChlorophorus glabromaculatus (Goeze, 1777)
SubspeciesChlorophorus glabromaculatus glabromaculatus (Goeze, 1777)