Clytus arietis (Linnaeus, 1758)
ssp. arietis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI

Clytus arietis
Photo © M.Hoskovec


Clytus arietis, form
Photo © M.Hoskovec
Clytus arietis


Clytus arietis is one of the most common European longhorn beetles frequently visiting flowers. It is a broadly polyphagous species in deciduous trees and occasionally also in conifers.

Body length: 6 - 15 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees, occasionally in conifers
Distribution:Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Transcaucasia, Turkey, Iran

The living beetle was collected in Broumy (Central Bohemia, Czech Republic). The mounted specimen is a very unusual form of Clytus arietis, which was collected by our friend Jakub Rolčík in NE Turkey.

Collected by M.Hoskovec and J.Rolčík.


Clytus arietis



Clytus arietis
Photo © M.Hoskovec



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