Clytus (Clytus) rhamni Germar, 1817
ssp. temesiensis (Germar, 1824)

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI

Clytus rhamni temesiensis
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Clytus rhamni temesiensis, a subspecies widely distributed from Central Europe to Iran, belongs in warmer parts of its occurence area among very common flower-visitors. 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 [✧]. This taxon was originally described from Transsylvania as Callidium temesiense by Ernst Friedrich Germar in 1824 [❖].

Body length:7 - 13 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:Azerbaijan, Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, Czechia, Germany, Georgia, Hungary, Moldavia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Russia: Central and Southern European Territory, Turkey, Ukraine, Cyprus, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Syria

The depicted mounted beetles were collected on flowers in Lilyanovo (Лиляново) village environs (530 m a.s.l., Municipality of Sandanski, Blagoevgrad Province, Bulgaria) on May 30, 2008 (♂) / June 23, 2010 (♀).

Collected by D.Navrátil and A.Šíma

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 181-182], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download pdf icon]

Germar E.F.:
Insectorum species novae aut minus cognitae, descriptionibus illustratae.
Coleopterorum Species. Hendelii et filii, Halae Volumen primum. Coleoptera: xxiv + 1-624, 1824. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusClytus Laicharting, 1784
SubgenusClytus Laicharting, 1784
SpeciesClytus (Clytus) rhamni Germar, 1817
SubspeciesClytus (Clytus) rhamni temesiensis (Germar, 1824)