Clytus taurusiensis Pic, 1903
[= Clytus bytinskii
/ Tribus: CLYTINI
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Clytus taurusiensis is a species knwn from SW Turkey (Taurus and Nurdag Mts.; ❖) and Israel. The species is mainly associated with Ficus carica but
there are indications that it might be polyphagous in broad-leaved trees.
|Body length:||6 - 10 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 years [?]|
|Adults in:||May - July|
|Host plant:||Ficus carica|
|Distribution:||SW Turkey, Israel|
The depicted beetle was collected in Namrun (SW Turkey) on dead offspring of Ficus carica. Especially burned branches seemed to attract this nice longhorn beetle. It is a very quick running beetle and it is very difficult to catch it.
Collected by M.Rejzek
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.
Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Clytini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Clytus Laicharting, 1784
Species: Clytus taurusiensis Pic, 1903