Clytus clavicornis Reiche, 1860
/ Tribus: CLYTINI
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Clytus clavicornis is an endemic species to Sicily, which is known only from eight localities in Northern Sicily (Sama 2006).
Species was placed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as Vulnerable. It is an obligate saproxylic species,
occupying oak (Quercus sp.) woodland in the mountains. Development is known insufficiently, but larvae feed in dead wood
of deciduous trees (e.g. Castanea, Fagus, Acer).
|Body length:||10 - 13 mm|
|Life cycle:||1 - 2 years|
|Adults in:||May - June|
|Host plant:||polyphagous in deciduous trees (Castanea, Acer)|
|Distribution:||a species endemic to Sicily|
This very rare beetle was collected on a flowers (Apiaceae) near Bosco della Ficcuzza (Sicily, Italy).
Collected by M.Hoskovec
Sama G. and Schurmann P.:
Coleotteri Cerambicidi di Sicilia.
Animalia 7 (113): 189-230, 1980.
Rapuzzi P. and Sama G.:
Cerambycidae nuovi o interessanti per la fauna di Sicilia (Insecta Coleoptera Cerambycidae).
Quaderni di Studi e Notizie di Storia Naturale della Romagna 23: 157-172, 2006.
Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Clytini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Clytus Laicharting, 1784
Species: Clytus clavicornis Reiche, 1860