Taxon profile


Tenebroides mauritanicus (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - Insects »  order Coleoptera - beetles »  family Trogossitidae - bark-gnawing beetles »  genus Tenebroides

Scientific synonyms

Carabus bucephalus Herbst, 1783
Lucanus dubius Scriba, 1790
Platycerus striatus Fourcroy, 1785
Tenebrio caraboides Linnaeus, 1758
Tenebroides complanatus Piller & Mitterpacher, 1783
Trogosita mauritanica (Linnaeus) Fabricius, 1792
Trogosita nitida Horn, 1862
Trogossita caraboides (Linnaeus) Latreille, 1802
Trogossita mauritanica (Linnaeus) Olivier, 1790
Tenebrio mauritanicus Linnaeus, 1758

Other names

= Cadelle Beetle


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Similar species

Tenebroides fuscus (Goeze, 1777)
T. fuscus seems to be the wild form of T. mauritanicus.

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [192702]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Tenebroides mauritanicus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN OzAnimals - Australian Wildlife [] [as Tenebroides mauritanicus]
Data retrieved on: 14 April 2013

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