[= Clytus vesparum stepanovi Danilevsky & Miroshnikov, 1985]
Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE / Tribus: CLYTINI
[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov]
Clytus (Sphegoclytus) stepanovi, a rare Caucasian member of Clytini tribe, has been described from Krasnodar environs (Russia) as Clytus vesparum stepanovi by Mikhail Leontievich Danilevsky and Alexander Ivanovich Miroshnikov in 1985 [✧]. To a species rank it was elevated by A. I. Miroshnikov in 1990 [❖], and moved to a newly estabilished genus (currently subgenus) Sphegoclytus by Gianfranco Sama in 2005 [✝]. Larvae of C. stepanovi develop in dying or dead branches and stems of deciduous trees, life-cycle at least 2 years. Adults, active in May and June, can be found on blossoming shrubs [✧].
Body length: 8 - 12 mm Life cycle: 2 years Adults in: May - June Host plant: polyphagous in deciduous trees (e.g. Quercus spp., Ficus carica) Distribution: South Russia (Caucasus), Georgia
The depicted beetle was captured Russian Transcaucasia (Russia).
Danilevsky M.L. and Miroshnikov A.I.:
Жуки-дровосеки Кавказа (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae). Определитель.
[ The Longicorn-Beetles of Caucasus (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae). An identification key. ]
Krasnodar, Kuban Agrarian Institute, Station of Forest Protection: 417pp [pages 272-273], 1985. [download ]
Contribution to the knowledge of the Longicorn Beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) of the Caucasus. I.
Entomologičeskoe Obozrenie 69 (1): 84-92, 1990. [download ]
Description of Sphegoclytus new genus of Clytini from Caucasus (Insecta, Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Aldrovandia 1: 69-70, 2005. [download ]
|Subfamilia||Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802|
|Tribus||Clytini Mulsant, 1839|
|Genus||Clytus Laicharting, 1784|
|Subgenus||Sphegoclytus Sama, 2005|
|Species||Clytus (Sphegoclytus) stepanovi Danilevsky & Miroshnikov, 1985|