Chlorophorus figuratus (Scopoli, 1763)
[= Clytus plebeius (Fabricius, 1781)]

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI
Chlorophorus figuratus
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

Chlorophorus figuratus, an Euro-Turanian xerophilic species widespread from Portugal to southern Urals and Kazakhstan, has been described from Carniola (Slovenia) as Cerambyx Figuratus by Giovanni Antonio Scopoli in 1763 [❖]. Larval development in standing dying or dead deciduous trees, in branches or weaker trunks as well as in dead parts of living trees (in trunks with abraded bark and stumps of broken branches). Several generations can develop in the same wood at the same time. Life-cycle two years, pupation in wood in early spring. Adults, active from May to August, are diurnal and can be found on flowers or the host trees [✧][✮].

Body length:8 - 13 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Castanea, Quercus, Betula, Corylus, Carpinus, Ulmus, Rosa, Crataegus, Pyrus, Prunus, Robinia, Pistacia, Euonymus, Salix, Populus, Viburnum)
Distribution:Central, West and South Europe, Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkey

The depicted beetles were collected in: (DR) - Pohansko chateau environs (Soutok game reserve, Břeclav district, South Moravia, Czechia) on June 5, 2016; (ML) - Sýkořice village environs (Křivoklátsko Protected Landscape Area, Rakovník district, Central Bohemia, Czechia) on May 12, 2022; (MH) - mountains 2 km W of Getahovit (Գետահովիտ, Ijevan, Tavush Province, Armenia) on June 18, 2012.

Collected by Daniel Rydzi, Miroslav Polcar and Michal Hoskovec

Scopoli G.A.:
Entomologia Carniolica exhibens Insecta Carniolæ indigena et distribua in ordines, genera, species, varietates. Methodo Linnæana.
Typis Ioannis Thomae Trattner, Vindobonae: 6 + i-xxiii + 421pp, 1763. [download pdf icon]

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 169-170], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download pdf icon]

Vitali F.:
Atlas of the Insects of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg: Coleoptera, Cerambycidae.
Ferrantia, Musée national d’histoire naturelle, Luxembourg 79: 1-208 [pages 52-53], 2018. [download pdf icon]

Chlorophorus figuratus
Chlorophorus figuratus
Chlorophorus figuratus
[Photo © Milan Lovětínský]
Chlorophorus figuratus
Chlorophorus figuratus
[Photo © Michal Hoskovec]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusChlorophorus Chevrolat, 1863
SpeciesChlorophorus figuratus (Scopoli, 1763)