Clytus rhamni Germar, 1817

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI

Clytus rhamni
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Clytus rhamni is an Europen species mainly distributed in the South of the continent, where it is a very common flower-visitor. C. rhamni is polyphagous on deciduous trees (Quercus, Castanea, Ulmus, Ficus, Prunus, Pyrus, Padus, Rhamnus, Pistacia, Paliurus, Pistacia, etc.). Larvae feed in the dead wood of branches and twigs of small diameter.

Body length:6 - 12 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:Europe, Russia, Caucasus, North Kazakhstan, Transcaucasia, Turkey, Iran, Near East

The depicted beetle in was collected on flowers in Perivoli (SW of Corfu Island, Greece).

Collected by M.Hoskovec.

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Clytini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Clytus Laicharting, 1784
Species: Clytus rhamni Germar, 1817