Cyrtoclytus caproides (Bates, 1873)
ssp. caproides (Bates, 1873)

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI

Cyrtoclytus caproides

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

Cyrtoclytus caproides, an insular species (Sakhalin, Kunashir Island, and Islands of Japan, reports exist of its sporadic occurrence in northeast China and the Korean Peninsula), has been described from Ippongi (Japan) as Clytus caproides by Henry Walter Bates in 1873 [▽]. The species inhabits broad-leaved forests. Beetles emerge from June to beginning of September. After mating, female oviposits in bark crevices. Larvae develop in trunks and thick shoots of dead broadleaf trees, especially maples (Acer spp.) and elms (Ulmus spp.) [✧].

Body length:10 - 18 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:June - Septemeber
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Acer, Ulmus, Betula, Diospyros, Betula, Celtis etc.) [❖]
Distribution:Sakhalin, Kunashir island, Japan, NE China, Korea

The beetles in the pictures were collected in: ♂ - Takasaki-shizen-no-mori (Tsukuba, Ibaraki prefecture, Kantō region, Honshu, Japan) on June 16, 2020; ♀ - Yokokawa (Fujihara-machi, Tochigi prefecture, Kantō region, Honshu, Japan) on July 7, 1989.

Collected by Shubei Fuda and Kenji Miyamoto

Bates H.W.:
On the Longicorn Coleoptera of Japan.
The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, London (4) 12 (69): 193-201, 1873. [download pdf icon]

Cherepanov A.I.:
Cerambycidae of Northern Asia, Volume 2 - Cerambycinae Part II.
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi: 354pp [pages 152-158], 1988. [download pdf icon]

Lim J., Jung S.-Y., Lim J.-S., Jang J.n, Kim K.-M., Lee Y.-M. and Lee B.-W.:
A Review of Host Plants of Cerambycidae (Coleoptera: Chrysomeloidea) with new Host Records for Fourteen Cerambycids, Including the Asian Longhorn Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis Motschulsky), in Korea.
Korean Journal of Applied Entomology 53 (2): 111-133, 2014. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusCyrtoclytus Ganglbauer, 1881
SpeciesCyrtoclytus caproides (Bates, 1873)
SubspeciesCyrtoclytus caproides caproides (Bates, 1873)