Chlorophorus varius (O.F.Müller, 1766)
ssp. varius (O.F.Müller, 1766)

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

Chlorophorus varius, a species with large distribution area from West Europe to Kazakhstan and West Siberia, has been described from North Italy as Leptura varia by Otto Friedrich Müller in 1766 [▽]. Larval development in the wood of dead deciduous trees and shrubs of various diameters (from a few to tens of centimeters). Larvae of the first instars feed subcortically, then enter and feed in the sapwood where also pupate in hook-shaped pupal cells. Life cycle 2 - 3 years. Adults, active from May to September, are diurnal and anthophilous [❖].

Body length:8 - 15 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - September
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Acer, Alnus, Castanea, Fraxinus, Morus, Crataegus, Populus, Robinia, Prunus, Salix, Spartium, Ulmus, Vitis etc.)
Distribution:Europe except North, Caucasus, Transcaucasia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, West Siberia

The depicted beetles were photographed on flowers in Pouzdřany environs (Břeclav district, South Moravia, Czechia on August 14, 2017) and Kamenica nad Hronom environs (Nové Zámky district, Nitra region, 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]

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 [pages 170-171], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download pdf icon]

Chlorophorus varius varius
Chlorophorus varius varius
Chlorophorus varius varius
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

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