Taxon profile


Common Cockchafer
Melolontha melolontha (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Coleoptera - beetles »  family Scarabaeidae - scarabs »  genus Melolontha

Scientific synonyms

Melolontha (Melolontha) melolontha (Linnaeus, 1758)
Melolontha asiatica Brenske, 1900
Melolontha colopyga Petz, 1905
Melolontha funesta Westhoff, 1884
Melolontha humeralis Westhoff, 1884
Melolontha luctuosa Westhoff, 1884
Melolontha marginata Kraatz, 1888
Melolontha melanopus Westhoff, 1884
Melolontha nigritarsis Pfanneberg, 1905
Melolontha obscuripes Westhoff, 1884

Temporal range:Middle Pleistocene - recent



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Intertaxon relationships

Similar species

Included taxa

Number of records: 6

varietas Melolontha melolentha var. lugubris Mulsant, 1842
varietas Melolontha melolontha var. pulcherrima Dalla Torre, 1879

Melolontha melolontha var. pulcherrima

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [257676]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Melolontha melolontha (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Fossilworks - Paleobiology Database [319806]

Fossilworks - Paleobiology Database [] [as Melolontha melolontha (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 11 December 2015
EN Pest Information Wiki [Melolontha_melolontha]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Melolontha melolontha (Linnaeus)]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
CZ Juřena D, Týr V. (2008): Checklist of Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Klapalekiana, 44 (Suppl.): 3-15 [as Melolontha (Melolontha) melolontha (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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