Clytus (Clytus) ciliciensis Chevrolat, 1863

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI
Clytus ciliciensis
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Clytus ciliciensis, an interesting and endemic species to Turkey, has been described from Mersin province as Sphegesthes ciliciensis by Louis Alexandre Auguste Chevrolat in 1863 [▽]. At present virtually nothing is known about its biology.

Body length:8 - 10 mm
Life cycle:2 years [?]
Adults in:June - July
Host plant:unknown
Distribution:an endemic species to Turkey

The depicted beetle was collected on flowers in Avgadi environs (800-1100 m a.s.l., 35 km N of Erdemli, Mersin province, South Turkey) on June 16-20, 1996.

Collected by Michal Hoskovec

Chevrolat L.A.A..:
Clytides d'Asie et d'Océanie.
Mémoires de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège 18 (4): 253-350, 1863. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H., Turgut S.:
A synopsis of Turkish Clytus Laicharting, 1784 and Sphegoclytus Sama, 2005 with zoogeographical remarks (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology Journal 4 (2): 353-370, 2009. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusClytus Laicharting, 1784
SubgenusClytus Laicharting, 1784
SpeciesClytus (Clytus) ciliciensis Chevrolat, 1863