Cleroclytus (Cleroclytus) semirufus Kraatz, 1884
ssp. semirufus Kraatz, 1884
[= Cleroclytus vestitus Jakovlev, 1900]

Cleroclytus semirufus semirufus

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Cleroclytus semirufus, a Central-Asian taxon of interesting tribe Tillomorphini, has been described from "Turkestan" by Gustav Kraatz in 1884 [▽]. C. semirufus inhabits various habitats such as mountain and submountain forests, steppes and tugay forests. The species is broadly polyphagous and its larvae develop in the twigs of various decidouos trees and shrubs (e.g. Salix, Populus, Rosa, Atraphaxis, Berberis, Fraxinus, Acer, Eleagnus). The adults, active from May to July, are diurnal and anthophilous.

Body length:♂♂ 6.9 - 10.2 mm / ♀♀ 5.6 - 10 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees and shrubs (Salix, Populus, Rosa, Atraphaxis, Berberis, Fraxinus, Acer, Eleagnus)
Distribution:Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan

The depicted mounted beetles were collected in Chauvay (Чаувай) village environs (N40°08′03″ E72°11′30″; 1580 m a.s.l., Kadamjay district, Osh region, Kyrgyzstan) Kadamjay district, Batken region, Kyrgyzstan) on June 15, 2017. The living male beetle was reared from larva found in Caragana found in the same locality.

Collected by Pavel Hubený and Roman Rejzek

Heyden L.F. and Kraatz G.:
Neue Käfer-Arten aus Osch (Turkestan).
Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift, Berlin 28 (1): 217-228, 1884. [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]

Cleroclytus semirufus semirufus
Cleroclytus semirufus semirufus
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusTillomorphini Lacordaire, 1869
GenusCleroclytus Kraatz, 1884
SubgenusCleroclytus Kraatz, 1884
SpeciesCleroclytus (Cleroclytus) semirufus Kraatz, 1884
SubspeciesCleroclytus (Cleroclytus) semirufus semirufus Kraatz, 1884