Bowring-Chevrolat, The Natural History Museum, London as Clytus damascenus [Type locality "Damascus env.
Chlorophorus varius damascenus is distributed in Greece (Rhodes), Turkey (Anatolia), Cyprus, Middle East (Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Syria), Iran and North Africa (Egypt).
Clytus damascenus was described by Chevrolat (1854) from Syria (Damascus).
A total of 109 specimens of Chlorophorus damascenus were examined from 20 provinces: Ankara, Antalya, Adana, Bartin, Bolu, Bursa, Cankiri, Corum, Duzce, Hakkari, Hatay, Icel, Kahramanmaras, Karabuk, Kastamonu, Kirikkale, Konya, Nevsehir, Nigde and Osmaniye.
damascenus can be presented as follows: Izmir prov.
damascenus was recorded from Antalya, Hakkari, Hatay, Izmir, Kahramanmaras, Karabuk, Konya, Osmaniye, Mus and Tunceli.
Consequently, we propose that Chlorophorus damascenus should be regarded as a separate species, as in the original combination (rest.
Considerando vero modum significandi qui est sicut in creatura, dicit Damascenus
quod non significant naturam, sed consequentia naturam, quia ad similitudinem dicuntur eorum quae sequuntur naturam in creaturis et non significant substantiam, sed proprietatem substantiae: significant enim divinam naturam ut qualitatem sive ut habitum.