Clytus ciliciensis, an interesting and endemic species to Turkey, has been described from Mersin province as Sphegesthes ciliciensis by Louis Alexandre Auguste Chevrolat in 1863 [▽].
At present virtually nothing is known about its biology.
|Body length:||8 - 10 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 years [?]|
|Adults in:||June - July|
|Distribution:||an endemic species to Turkey|
The depicted beetle was collected on flowers in Avgadi environs (800-1100 m a.s.l., 35 km N of Erdemli, Mersin province, South Turkey) on June 16-20, 1996.
Collected by Michal Hoskovec
Clytides d'Asie et d'Océanie.
Mémoires de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège 18 (4): 253-350, 1863.
Özdikmen H., Turgut S.:
A synopsis of Turkish Clytus Laicharting, 1784 and Sphegoclytus Sama, 2005 with zoogeographical remarks (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology Journal 4 (2): 353-370, 2009.