Cleroclytus (Obliqueclytus) banghaasi (Reitter, 1895)
[= Cleroclytus semenowi Jakovlev, 1900]
[= Cleroclytus grandiculus Plavilstshikov, 1940]

Cleroclytus banghaasi

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Cleroclytus banghaasi, a Central-Asian taxon of interesting tribe Tillomorphini, has been described from "Kulab" (nowadays in Tajikistan) as Anaglyptus banghaasi by Edmund Reitter in 1895 [▽]. C. banghaasi was included by Maxim Lazarev in the subgenus Obiqueclitus established by him in 2014 [❖]. The species is broadly polyphagous and its larvae feed subcortically on recently dead twigs or branches of various decidouos trees and shrubs (e.g. Cerasus, Prunus, Malus, Pyrus, Rosa, Cotoneaster, Atraphaxis, and Exochorda). Larva overwinters and then it pupates in the wood in the following spring, sometimes the adults overwinters. The adults, active from April to July, are diurnal and anthophilous [✧].

Body length:♂♂ 5.2 - 10.1 mm / ♀♀ 6.2 - 11 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:April - July
Host plant:broadly polyphagous in deciduous trees and shrubs
Distribution:Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan

Depicted beetles were collected in Komsomolobod (Комсомолобод / کامسامال‌آباد‎) village environs (1300 m a.s.l., Nurobod district, Districts under Central Government Jurisdiction, Tajikistan) on April 19, 2014.

Collected by Jean-Claude Ringenbach

Reitter E.:
Zwölfter Beitrag zur Coleopteren-Fauna des russischen Reiches.
Wiener Entomologische Zeitung 14 (5): 149-162, 1895. [download pdf icon]

Lazarev M.A.:
Taxonomy notes (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Humanity space International almanac 3 (2): 272-285, 2014. [download pdf icon]

Kadyrov A.K., Karpiński L., Szczepański W.T., Taszakowski A. and Walczak M.:
New data on distribution, biology, and ecology of longhorn beetles from the area of west Tajikistan (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
ZooKeys 606: 41-64, 2016. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Review of the genus Cleroclytus Kraatz, 1884 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Russian Entomological Journal 10 (2): 153-157, 2001. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusTillomorphini Lacordaire, 1869
GenusCleroclytus Kraatz, 1884
SubgenusObliqueclytus Lazarev, 2014
SpeciesCleroclytus (Obliqueclytus) banghaasi (Reitter, 1895)