Chlorophorus varius (O.F.Müller, 1766)
ssp. varius (O.F.Müller, 1766)

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI
Chlorophorus varius varius
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

Chlorophorus varius, a species with large distribution area from West Europe to Kazakhstan and West Siberia, has been described from North Italy as Leptura varia by Otto Friedrich Müller in 1766 [▽]. Larval development in the wood of dead deciduous trees and shrubs of various diameters (from a few to tens of centimeters). Larvae of the first instars feed subcortically, then enter and feed in the sapwood where also pupate in hook-shaped pupal cells. Life cycle 2 - 3 years. Adults, active from May to September, are diurnal and anthophilous [❖].

Body length:8 - 15 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - September
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Acer, Alnus, Castanea, Fraxinus, Morus, Crataegus, Populus, Robinia, Prunus, Salix, Spartium, Ulmus, Vitis etc.)
Distribution:Europe except North, Caucasus, Transcaucasia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, West Siberia

The depicted beetles were collected in: (DR) - Pouzdřany environs (Břeclav district, South Moravia, Czechia on August 14, 2017); Kamenica nad Hronom environs (Nové Zámky district, Nitra region, Slovakia on July 12, 2020) and (ML) - Libušín village environs (Kladno district, Central Bohemia, Czechia) on May 16, 2022.

Collected by Daniel Rydzi and Tomáš Jungmann

Müller O.F.:
Manipulus Insectorum Taurinensium.
Mélanges Philosophiques & Mathématiques de la Société Royale de Turin 3 (7) [1765]: 185-198, 1766. [download pdf icon]

Sláma M.E.F.:
Tesaříkovití – Cerambycidae České republiky a Slovenské republiky / Cerambycidae of the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.
Milan Sláma private printing, Krhanice, 383pp [pages 170-171], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download pdf icon]

Chlorophorus varius varius
Chlorophorus varius varius
Chlorophorus varius varius
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]
Chlorophorus varius varius
Chlorophorus varius varius
Chlorophorus varius varius
[Photo © Milan Lovětínský]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusChlorophorus Chevrolat, 1863
SpeciesChlorophorus varius (O.F.Müller, 1766)
SubspeciesChlorophorus varius varius (O.F.Müller, 1766)