Clytus rhamni rhamni, a nominotypical subspecies occuring in South-East Europe, Turkey and Near East, has been described from Rijeka environs (Croatia) by
Ernst Friedrich Germar in 1817 [❖]. C. rhamni (all subspecies) is polyphagous on deciduous trees (Quercus, Castanea, Ulmus, Ficus, Prunus,
Pyrus, Padus, Rhamnus, Pistacia, Paliurus, Pistacia, etc.). Larvae feed in the dead wood of branches and twigs of small diameter.
Adults, active from May to August, are diurnal and anthophilous [✧].
|Body length:||6 - 13 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 years|
|Adults in:||May - August|
|Host plant:||polyphagous in deciduous trees|
|Distribution:||Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Slovenia, Serbia and Montenegro, Turkey, Syria|
The depicted mounted male beetle was collected on flowers in Ölüdeniz environs (Fethiye district, Muğla Province, SW Turkey) on May 6, 2007. The living specimen
was photographed in Katafigio Agrias Zois Kampos (Καταφύγιο Άγριας Ζωής Κάμπος) park (Karyes environs, Sparta municipality, Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece) on May 28, 2021.
Collected by Maxim E. Smirnov and Daniel Rydzi
Reise nach Dalmatien und in das Gebiet von Ragusa.
Leipzig, Brockhaus i-xii + 323 pp, 1817.
Tesaříkovití – Cerambycidae České republiky a Slovenské republiky / Cerambycidae of the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.
Milan Sláma private printing, Krhanice, 383pp [pages 181-182], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1].