Paraclytus reitteri (Ganglbauer, 1881)

Paraclytus reitteri
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Paraclytus reitteri
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

The larval nutrition and female oviposition preferences of Paraclytus reitteri are very similar to those of Paraclytus raddei (Ganglbauer, 1881) and larvae of both species are frequently collected together. Paraclytus reitteri, however, seems to prefere dead but very compact and moisture-poor wood of trunks and stumps of Fagus orientalis (and very likely also other deciduous trees). The larval substrate always showed a characteristic fungal infestation.

Body length:9.1 – 17.5 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Alnus, Acer, Quercus, Carpinus etc.)
Distribution:Azerbaijan, North Iran

The depicted beetles were collected in Rudbar (N Iran).

Collected by M.Rejzek

Miroshnikov A.I.:
A review of the genus Paraclytus Bates, 1884, with the description of a new species from China (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Konstantinov A. S., Slipinski S. A. & Solodovnikov A. Yu. (Editors): Advances in studies on Asian cerambycids, KMK Scientific Press Ltd., ISBN 978-5-87317-820-9, 73-132, 2014. [download pdf icon]

Paraclytus reitteri
Paraclytus reitteri
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Anaglyptini Lacordaire, 1869
Genus: Paraclytus Bates, 1884
Species: Paraclytus reitteri (Ganglbauer, 1881)