Paraclytus sexguttatus (Adams, 1817)

Paraclytus sexguttatus
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

Paraclytus sexguttatus, a rare species occuring in South Russia, Azerbaidjan, Turkey, North Iran, and Bulgaria [❖], has been described from "South Russia" as Callidium sexguttatum by Michel Adams in 1817 [▽]. Adults of this beautiful species, active from late April through August, are flowers visitors and often have been beaten from blossoming hornbeams (Crataegus).

Body length:9.0 – 17.4 mm
Life cycle:at least 2 years
Adults in:late April - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Corylus, Carpinus, Quercus, Fagus)
Distribution:Russia (Caucasus), Azerbaidjan, Turkey, North Iran, South Bulgaria

The living beetle was collected on blossoming hawthorn (Crataegus sp.) by P. Jelínek in Norio (ნორიო) environs (Kvemo Kartli region, Georgia) in May 2016. The depicted mounted specimen was beaten from blossoming Crataegus by our friend Jakub Rolčík in Bolu environs (North Turkey).

Georgiev G.:
Notes on distribution, biology and ecology of Paraclytus sexguttatus (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Fragmenta Entomologica, Roma 40 (1): 115-117, 2008. [download pdf icon]

Adams M.:
Descriptio Insectorum novorum Imperii Rossici, imprimis Caucasi et Sibiriae.
Mémoires de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou 5: 278-314, 1817. [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 sexguttatus
Paraclytus sexguttatus
Paraclytus sexguttatus
Paraclytus sexguttatus
Paraclytus sexguttatus
[Photo © P.Jelínek]
Paraclytus sexguttatus
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusAnaglyptini Lacordaire, 1869
GenusParaclytus Bates, 1884
SpeciesParaclytus sexguttatus (Adams, 1817)