Chlorophorus glabromaculatus (Goeze, 1777)
ssp. glaucus (Fabricius, 1781)
[= Cerambyx (Callidium) indus Gmelin, 1790]
[= Clytus Webbii Brullé, 1839]
[= Clytus griseus Laporte & Gory, 1841]
[= Clytus consobrinus P.H. Lucas, 1851]
[= Clytus lugens Küster, 1848]
[= Clytus nigrosignatus Fairmaire, 1856]
[= Clytus quinquepunctatus P.H. Lucas, 1848]
[= Clytus quadrimaculatus Drouet, 1859]
[= Clytanthus glabromaculatus var. unifasciatus Pic, 1898]
[= Chlorophorus pilosus var. vittatus Rungs, 1947]

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI
Chlorophorus glabromaculatus glabromaculatus
[Photo © Ismael Pérez]

Chlorophorus glabromaculatus glabromaculatus, a well known longhorn beetle occuring in West Mediterranean region and South-West of the Central Europe, has been described as Leptura Glabro-maculata by Johann August Goeze in 1777 [▽]. Its subspecies Ch. glabromaculatus glaucus, known from West Mediterranean region, was described from "India Orientalis (!)" as Callidium glaucum by Johann Christian Fabricius in 1781 [✮]. Larvae of Ch. glabromaculatus (both subspecies) develop in dead branches and small trunks of plethora of deciduos trees. Life-cycle 2 and more years, adults which are active from the end of May to August can be found on host plants and occasionally also on white flowers.

The real taxonomic status of this beautiful subspecies (or according to some authors even species), which female have grey elytra but males are essentially indistinguishable from the nominate subspecies (and also biology is the same), is still not completely clarified [✧].

Body length:8 - 18 mm
Life cycle:2 and more years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:broadly polyphagous in deciduous trees (Acer, Castanea, Ficus, Genista, etc.)
Distribution:West Mediterranean region (Azores, France, Sardinia, Portugal, Spain, Algeria, Canary Islands, Morocco, Tunisia

The depicted female beetle was collected in Sierra Bermeja (1000 m a.s.l., Málaga province, Andalusia, Spain) on May 9, 2024.

Collected by Ismael Pérez

Goeze J.A.E.:
Entomologische Beyträge zu des Ritter Linné zwölften Ausgabe des Natursystems.
Weidmanns Erben und Reich, Leipzig, 1: v-xvi + 736pp, 1777. [download pdf icon]

Fabricius J.Ch.:
Species insectorum exhibentes eorum differentias specificas, synonyma auctorum, loca natalia, metamorphosin adiectis observationibus, descriptionibus.
Hamburgi et Kilonii: Carol Ernest Bohnii 1: iii-viii + 552pp, 1781. [download pdf icon]

Vitali F.:
Atlas of the Insects of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg: Coleoptera, Cerambycidae.
Ferrantia, Musée national d’histoire naturelle, Luxembourg 79: 1-208 [pages 55-56], 2018. [download pdf icon]

Trócoli S.:
Actualización del catálogo de Longicornios de Marruecos Actualisation du catalogue des Longicornes du Maroc (Parte III / Partie III : Cerambycidae, Cerambycinae).
Revue de l'Association Roussillonnaise d'Entomologie (R.A.R.E.) 28 (3): 143-185, 2019. [download pdf icon]

Chlorophorus glabromaculatus glabromaculatus
Chlorophorus glabromaculatus glabromaculatus
[Photo © Ismael Pérez]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusChlorophorus Chevrolat, 1863
SpeciesChlorophorus glabromaculatus (Goeze, 1777)
SubspeciesChlorophorus glabromaculatus glaucus (Fabricius, 1781)