Chlorophorus gratiosus sparsus, a species with relatively limited area of occurence in the South-East Mediterranean (Syria, South Turkey, Rhodos), has been described
from Adalia (Antalya, South Turkey) as Clytus (Clytanthus) sparsus by Edmund Reitter in 1884 [▽]. The biology of the species is not sufficiently known, the
nominate subspecies was reared from the wood of dead Quercus (Lebanon and Turkey) and Paliurus (Turkey). Adults are flowers visitors [✧].
|Body length:||5 - 7 mm|
|Life cycle:||1 -2 years|
|Adults in:||June - July|
|Host plant:||probably polyphagous in deciduous trees and shrubs (found in Quercus and Paliurus)|
|Distribution:||Syria, Turkey, Greece (Rhodos)|
The depicted beetle was collected on flowers in Kemer environs (Antalya province, South Turkey) on June 1-11, 2011.
Collected by J.Bednář
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