Pseudosphegesthes brunnescens (Pic, 1897)
[= Clytus circassicus (Pic, 1905)]

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI
Pseudosphegesthes brunnescens
[Photo © David Navrátil]

Pseudosphegestes brunnescens is a very rare species occurring in the Caucasus (South Russia, Georgia and North-East Turkey). Host tree is unknown, probably is developing in dead wood of deciduous trees. Adult is flower visitor. The species was described by Maurice Pic as Clytus (Sphegestes) brunnescens from Tiflis (Tbilisi, Georgia) in 1897 [❖].

Body length:7 - 14 mm
Life cycle:2 years [?]
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:unknown

Depicted beetle was reared from larva found in Drivi environs (Georgia) on May 14, 2017.

Collected by P.Strejček

Pic M.:
Description de Longicornes de la région Caucasique.
Le Naturaliste, Paris 2 (11): 262-263, 1897. [download pdf icon]

Holzschuh C.:
Zur Synonymie palaearktischer Cerambycidae I. (Col.).
Koleopterologische Rundschau, Wien 52: 101-104, 1975. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPseudosphegesthes Reitter, 1912
SpeciesPseudosphegesthes brunnescens (Pic, 1897)