Chlorophorus trifasciatus (Fabricius, 1781)

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

Chlorophorus trifasciatus, a species widely distributed in whole Mediterranean region, has been described from Portugal as Callidium trifasciatum by Johann Christian Fabricius in 1781 [▽]. Ch. trifasciatus, a typical inhabitant of uncultivated and ruderal areas, forest-steppes, generally xerothermic localities of rather steppe character, belongs among the Clytini tribe taxa not developing in the above-ground parts of woody plants but in the roots of legumes (Fabaceae).

Body length:6 - 12 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:larvae in roots of Fabaceae (Ononis, Dorycnium)
Distribution:S and SE Europe, North Africa, Turkey, Near East

The mounted beetle was collected on Achillea in Argelès-sur-Mer environs (Pyrénées-Orientales department, Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées, France) on June 20, 2018 and in Somosierra environs (Sierra de Guadarrama, Sierra Norte county, Community of Madrid, Spain) on June 14, 2021.

Collected by Daniel Rydzi

Fabricius J.Ch.:
Species insectorum exhibentes eorum differentias specificas, synonyma auctorum, loca natalia, metamorphosin adiectis observationibus, descriptionibus.
Hamburgi et Kilonii: Carol Ernest Bohnii 1: iii-viii + 552pp, 1781. [download pdf icon]

Chlorophorus trifasciatus
Chlorophorus trifasciatus
Chlorophorus trifasciatus
Chlorophorus trifasciatus
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusChlorophorus Chevrolat, 1863
SpeciesChlorophorus varius (O.F.Müller, 1766)
SubspeciesChlorophorus trifasciatus (Fabricius, 1781)