Clytus tropicus (Panzer, 1795)

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI

Clytus tropicus
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

This beautiful species is distributed in Europe, and the West of the European part of the former Soviet Union. Clytus tropicus develops in broadleaf trees, especially in oak (Quercus). Here are shown typical galleries and developmental stages of this species.

Body length:10 - 20 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Quercus, Prunus, Pyrus etc.)
Distribution:Europe except North, West Russia

The depicted mounted beetles were reared from larvae collected under the bark of dead standing oak trunk found in Kutná Hora - Kaňk (Central Bohemia, Czechia) in winter 1995. The living specimen was photographed in Zálesí village environs (Znojmo district, South Moravia, Czechia) on May 20, 2018.

Collected by M.Hoskovec and Daniel Rydzi

Clytus tropicus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusClytus Laicharting, 1784
SubspeciesClytus tropicus (Panzer, 1795)