Plagionotus bartholomei (Moltschulsky, 1859)
[= Clytus Bartholomei Moltschulsky, 1859]
[= Clytus admirabilis Heyden, 1879]

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI
Plagionotus bartholomei
[Photo © Lech Kruszelnicki]

Plagionotus bartholomaei, a rare species with area of occurence restricted to NW Iran and Azerbaijan (Talysh), has been described from Lenkoran (Azerbaijan) environs as Clytus Bartholomei by Victor Ivanovitsch Motschulsky in 1859 [▽]. The host plant of this species is oak (Quercus). The larvae mine under bark in the lower parts of dead trunks or in branches of larger diameter. A high degree of moisture is required. The pupation occurs in sapwood or alternatively under or in the bark. The beetles hatch after two years of development and the adults are crepuscular.

Body length:11 - 19 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:oaks (Quercus spp.)
Distribution:Azerbaijan, Iran

The depicted beetles were reared from a larvae found in Golestan forest 45 km NE Minudast (prov. Khorasan, North Iran).

Collected by Lech Kruszelnicki and Martin Rejzek

Motschulsky V.I.:
Insectes nouveaux ou peu connus des bassins de la Méditerranée et de la mer Noire jusqu'à la mer Caspienne.
Études Entomologiques 8: 119-144, 1859. [download pdf icon]

Plagionotus bartholomei
Plagionotus bartholomei
Plagionotus bartholomei
[Photo © Michal Hoskovec, Fuji Superia 400 35 mm film scan]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPlagionotus Latreille, 1829
SpeciesPlagionotus bartholomei (Moltschulsky, 1859)