Clytus (Clytus) rhamni Germar, 1817
ssp. rhamni Germar, 1817

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI
Clytus rhamni rhamni
[Photo © Maxim E. Smirnov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Clytus rhamni rhamni, a nominotypical subspecies occuring in South-East Europe, Turkey and Near East, has been described from Rijeka environs (Croatia) by Ernst Friedrich Germar in 1817 [❖]. C. rhamni (all subspecies) is polyphagous on deciduous trees (Quercus, Castanea, Ulmus, Ficus, Prunus, Pyrus, Padus, Rhamnus, Pistacia, Paliurus, Pistacia, etc.). Larvae feed in the dead wood of branches and twigs of small diameter. Adults, active from May to August, are diurnal and anthophilous [✧].

Body length:6 - 13 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Slovenia, Serbia and Montenegro, Turkey, Syria

The depicted mounted male beetle was collected on flowers in Ölüdeniz environs (Fethiye district, Muğla Province, SW Turkey) on May 6, 2007. The living specimen was photographed in Katafigio Agrias Zois Kampos (Καταφύγιο Άγριας Ζωής Κάμπος) park (Karyes environs, Sparta municipality, Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece) on May 28, 2021.

Collected by Maxim E. Smirnov and Daniel Rydzi

Germar E.F.:
Reise nach Dalmatien und in das Gebiet von Ragusa.
Leipzig, Brockhaus i-xii + 323 pp, 1817. [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 181-182], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download pdf icon]

Clytus rhamni rhamni
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusClytus Laicharting, 1784
SubgenusClytus Laicharting, 1784
SpeciesClytus (Clytus) rhamni Germar, 1817
SubspeciesClytus (Clytus) rhamni rhamni Germar, 1817