Clytus (Clytus) lama Mulsant, 1847

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI
Clytus lama
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

Clytus lama is relatively common European longhorn beetle, mainly occuring in mountain and sub-mountain coniferous forests. The larval development of this species takes place under the bark and in the wood of dead conifers (Picea, Abies, rarely in Larix). Life-cycle 2 years with pupation in spring in the wood in the hook-shaped pupal cell (see galleries in the fir wood) [▽].

Body length:7 - 15 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:polyphagous in coniferous trees (Picea, Abies, Larix)
Distribution: Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Corsica, Croatia, Czechia (Bohemia, Moravia), France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine

The depicted living beetles were: (DR) - found in in Podbanské environs (Pribylina, Vysoké Tatry Mts., Liptovský Mikuláš district, Žilina region, Slovakia) on July 29, 2020; (MP) - reared from larva found in a dead Norway spruce (Picea abies) in Křivoklátsko Protected Landscape Area (Central Bohemia, Czechia) in winter 2021; (MH) - reared from larva collected in a dead spruce (Picea abies) branch in Bělečko village environs (Býšť, Pardubice district, Pardubice region, East Bohemia, Czechia) on May 9, 2021.

Collected by Daniel Rydzi, Miroslav Polcar and David Navrátil

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 179-180], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download pdf icon]

Clytus lama
Clytus lama
Clytus lama
[Photo © Milan Lovětínský]
Clytus lama
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]
Clytus lama
[Photo © Michal Hoskovec]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusClytus Laicharting, 1784
SubgenusClytus Laicharting, 1784
SpeciesClytus (Clytus) lama Mulsant, 1847