Chlorophorus nivipictus Kraatz, 1879

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI
Chlorophorus nivipictus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Chlorophorus nivipictus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Chlorophorus nivipictus is regularly collected in South Turkey and here it is quite common, although only locally. It develops in the dead branches of oaks (Quercus spp.). The bases of such branches remaining in contact with living tissue of the trees, are particularly chosen for oviposition.

Body length:9 - 14 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:oaks (Quercus spp.)
Distribution:Greece, Iran, Syria, Turkey

The living beetle was reared from a dead oak branch collected in the environs of Erdemli (South-West Turkey), the mounted specimen was collected on a blossoming Christ's Thorn (Paliurus spina-christi) in the same locality.

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Chlorophorus nivipictus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Clytini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Chlorophorus Chevrolat, 1863
Species: Chlorophorus nivipictus Kraatz, 1879