Photo © M.Hoskovec
The larval nutrition and female oviposition preferences of Paraclytus reitteri are very similar to
those of Paraclytus raddei (Ganglbauer, 1881) and larvae of both species are
frequently collected together. Paraclytus reitteri, however, seems to prefere dead but very compact and
moisture-poor wood of trunks and stumps of Fagus orientalis (and very likely also other deciduous trees).
The larval substrate always showed a characteristic fungal infestation.
|Body length:||11 - 15 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 - 3 years|
|Adults in:||July - June|
|Host plant:||polyphagous in deciduous trees|
|Distribution:||Azerbaidjan, North Iran|
The depicted beetles were collected in Rudbar (N Iran).