Clytus (Clytus) clavicornis Reiche, 1860

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI
Clytus clavicornis
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Clytus clavicornis is an endemic species to Sicily, which is known only from eight localities in Northern Sicily (Sama 2006). Species was placed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as Vulnerable. It is an obligate saproxylic species, occupying oak (Quercus sp.) woodland in the mountains. Development is known insufficiently, but larvae feed in dead wood of deciduous trees (e.g. Castanea, Fagus, Acer).

Body length:10 - 13 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Castanea, Acer)
Distribution:a species endemic to Sicily

This very rare beetle was collected on a flowers (Apiaceae) near Bosco della Ficcuzza (Sicily, Italy).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Sama G. and Schurmann P.:
Coleotteri Cerambicidi di Sicilia.
Animalia 7 (113): 189-230, 1980. [download pdf icon]

Rapuzzi P. and Sama G.:
Cerambycidae nuovi o interessanti per la fauna di Sicilia (Insecta Coleoptera Cerambycidae).
Quaderni di Studi e Notizie di Storia Naturale della Romagna 23: 157-172, 2006. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusClytus Laicharting, 1784
SubgenusClytus Laicharting, 1784
SpeciesClytus (Clytus) clavicornis Reiche, 1860