Paraclytus reitteri (Ganglbauer, 1881)

Paraclytus reitteri
[Photo © Sergei O. Kakunin]

Paraclytus reitteri has been described as Anaglyptus reitteri from "Caucasus" by Ludwig Ganglbauer in 1881 [▽].

The larval nutrition and female oviposition preferences of Paraclytus reitteri are very similar to those of Paraclytus raddei (Ganglbauer, 1881) and larvae of both species are frequently collected together. Paraclytus reitteri, however, seems to prefere dead but very compact and moisture-poor wood of trunks and stumps of Fagus orientalis (and very likely also other deciduous trees). The larval substrate always showed a characteristic fungal infestation.

Body length:9.1 – 17.5 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Alnus, Acer, Quercus, Carpinus etc.)
Distribution:Azerbaijan, North Iran

The mounted female (13.5 mm) beetle was collected close to road from Tegran to Chalus (314 m a.s.l., 20 km to Chalus, Māzandarān province, Iran) on May 27, 2015. The depicted living specimen was captured in Rostamābād (رستم آباد) environs (1150 m a.s.l., Gilan province, North Iran) on May 25, 2018.

Collected by Sergei O. Kakunin and P.Jelínek

Ganglbauer L.:
Bestimmungs-Tabellen der europäischen Coleopteren. VII. Cerambycidae.
Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 31 [1881]: 681-758, 1882. [download pdf icon]

Miroshnikov A.I.:
A review of the genus Paraclytus Bates, 1884, with the description of a new species from China (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Konstantinov A. S., Slipinski S. A. & Solodovnikov A. Yu. (Editors): Advances in studies on Asian cerambycids, KMK Scientific Press Ltd., ISBN 978-5-87317-820-9, 73-132, 2014. [download pdf icon]

Paraclytus reitteri
Paraclytus reitteri
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusAnaglyptini Lacordaire, 1868
GenusParaclytus Bates, 1884
SpeciesParaclytus reitteri (Ganglbauer, 1881)