Chlorophorus sartor (O.F.Müller, 1766)

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI
Chlorophorus sartor
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

Chlorophorus sartor, a widespread Euro-Turanian thermophilic species, has been described as Cerambyx sartor from Northern Italy by Otto Friedrich Müller in 1766 [✩]. Ch. sartor Larvae develop in dead branches of many broadleaf trees and bushes, pupation occurs in wood in early spring. Life-cycle two years. Adults, active from May to early September, are diurnal and anthophilous (common on Apiaceae) [❖].

Body length:6 - 10 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - September
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Castanea, Fagus, Quercus, Ostrya, Ulmus, Celtis, Ficus, Juglans, Crataegus, Prunus, Ceratonia, Cercis, Cytisus, Gleditsia, Robinia, Elaeagnus, Pistacia, Cornus, Paliurus, Salix.)
Distribution:Europe except North, Caucasus, Turkey, Near East, Iran

The depicted beetle was photographed in Kamenica nad Hronom environs (Nové Zámky district, Nitra region, South Slovakia) on July 12, 2020.

Collected by Daniel Rydzi

Müller O.F.:
Manipulus Insectorum Taurinensium.
Mélanges Philosophiques & Mathématiques de la Société Royale de Turin 3 (7) [1765]: 185-198, 1766. [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 53-55], 2018. [download pdf icon]

Sláma M.E.F.:
Tesaříkovití – Cerambycidae České republiky a Slovenské republiky / Cerambycidae of the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.
Milan Sláma private printing, Krhanice, 383pp [page 168-169], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download pdf icon]

Chlorophorus sartor
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusChlorophorus Chevrolat, 1863
SpeciesChlorophorus sartor (O.F.Müller, 1766)