Clytus (Clytus) taurusiensis Pic, 1903
[= Clytus bytinskii Heyrovský, 1954]

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

Clytus taurusiensis is a species knwn from SW Turkey (Taurus and Nurdag Mts.; ❖) and Israel. The species is mainly associated with Ficus carica but there are indications that it might be polyphagous in broad-leaved trees.

Body length:6 - 10 mm
Life cycle:2 years [?]
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:Ficus carica
Distribution:SW Turkey, Israel

The depicted beetle was collected in Namrun (SW Turkey) on dead offspring of Ficus carica. Especially burned branches seemed to attract this nice longhorn beetle. It is a very quick running beetle and it is very difficult to catch it.

Collected by M.Rejzek

Özdikmen H., Turgut S.:
A synopsis of Turkish Clytus Laicharting, 1784 and Sphegoclytus Sama, 2005 with zoogeographical remarks (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology Journal 4 (2): 353-370, 2009. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusClytus Laicharting, 1784
SubgenusClytus Laicharting, 1784
SpeciesClytus (Clytus) taurusiensis Pic, 1903