Cyrtoclytus capra (Germar, 1824),

Karpinski, Lech, Szczepanski, Wojciech T., lewa, Radoslaw, Walczak, Marcin, Hilszczanski, Jacek, Kruszelnicki, Lech, Los, Krzysztof, Jaworski, Tomasz, Marek Bidas, & Tarwacki, Grzegorz, 2018, New data on the distribution, biology and ecology of the longhorn beetles from the area of South and East Kazakhstan (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae), ZooKeys 805, pp. 59-126: 71-72

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Cyrtoclytus capra (Germar, 1824)


Cyrtoclytus capra (Germar, 1824) 

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East Kazakhstan Region: Putintsevo [ Путинцево] env. (49°52'N, 84°21'E), 472 m a.s.l., 19-23 VI 2017, 6♂♂, 3♀♀, leg. LK; 3♂♂, 2♀♀, leg. WTS; 5♂♂, 3♀♀, leg. MW; 3♂♂, 2♀♀, leg. MB; Bykovo [ Быково] env. (49°39'N, 84°33'E), 570 m a.s.l., 24 VI 2017, 2♂♂, 1♀, leg. LK; 1♂, 1♀, leg. WTS; 1♂, 1♀, leg. MW; 10 km S of Bayash Utepov [ Баяш Утепов] (49°35'N, 82°28'E), 508 m a.s.l., 25 VI 2017, 1♂, 1♀, leg. WTS; 1♀, leg. MB.


The species is distributed from the northern and central parts of Europe through Siberia, including the northern regions of Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China, to the Far East and the Korean Peninsula ( Danilevsky 2018a). While Cyrtoclytus capra  is a rather rare and sporadic species in West Europe, where the range of its host plants seems to be very narrow ( Acer  , Alnus  ), it is very numerous in Siberia, where it develops in many deciduous trees, e.g. Betula  , Quercus  and Sorbus  but also in Euonymus  , Vitis  and Aralia  ( Danilevskaya et al. 2009). It primarily inhabits deciduous and mixed forests. The adults are active from June to August ( Švácha and Danilevsky 1988).

Numerous specimens were observed throughout the day on the flowers of various herbaceous plants in rather different habitats, such as a mountain riverine forest dominated by Salix  , Populus  and Betula  , mountain deciduous forests (Fig. 15F) or river canyon hills with Caragana  and Lonicera  shrubs (Fig. 15A).