Chlorophorus gratiosus Marseul, 1868
ssp. sparsus (Reitter, 1886)

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI
Chlorophorus gratiosus sparsus
[Photo © D.Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Chlorophorus gratiosus sparsus, a species with relatively limited area of occurence in the South-East Mediterranean (Syria, South Turkey, Rhodos), has been described from Adalia (Antalya, South Turkey) as Clytus (Clytanthus) sparsus by Edmund Reitter in 1884 [▽]. The biology of the species is not sufficiently known, the nominate subspecies was reared from the wood of dead Quercus (Lebanon and Turkey) and Paliurus (Turkey). Adults are flowers visitors [✧].

Body length:5 - 7 mm
Life cycle:1 -2 years
Adults in:June - July
Host plant:probably polyphagous in deciduous trees and shrubs (found in Quercus and Paliurus)
Distribution:Syria, Turkey, Greece (Rhodos)

The depicted beetle was collected on flowers in Kemer environs (Antalya province, South Turkey) on June 1-11, 2011.

Collected by J.Bednář

Reitter E.:
Neue Coleopteren aus Europa und den angrenzenden Ländern, mit Bemerkungen über bekannte Arten. Zweiter Theil.
Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift, Berlin 30 (1): 67-72, 1886. [download pdf icon]

Sama G., Rapuzzi P. and Kairouz A.:
atalogue commenté des Cerambycidae du Liban. An annotated catalogue of the Cerambycidae of Lebanon (Insecta Coleoptera Cerambycidae).
Quaderni di Studi e Notizie di Storia Naturale della Romagna 30: 131-201, 2010.
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SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusChlorophorus Chevrolat, 1863
SpeciesChlorophorus gratiosus Marseul, 1868
SubspeciesChlorophorus gratiosus sparsus (Reitter, 1886)