Taxon profile


Capricorn Beetle
Cerambyx scopolii Füssli, 1775

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Coleoptera - beetles »  family Cerambycidae - longhorn beetles »  genus Cerambyx »  subgenus Microcerambyx

Scientific synonyms

Cerambyx niger gallicus Voet, 1778
Cerambyx cerdo var. minor Linnaeus, 1758
Cerambyx piceus Geoffroy, 1785
Cerambyx cerdo Linnaeus, 1758 (misidentification) M
Hammaticherus cerdo (Linnaeus, 1758) (misidentification) M
Cerambyx heros Scopoli, 1763 (misidentification) M



Intertaxon relationships

food: Corylus avellana L. - Hazel, Fagus sylvatica L. - European Beech, Castanea sativa Mill. - Sweet Chestnut, Quercus ilex L. - Evergreen Oak, Juglans regia L. - Walnut, ...

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Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Cerambyx scopolii nitidus Pic, 1892 inq.
subspecies Cerambyx scopolii paludivagus (Lucas, 1842) inq.
subspecies Cerambyx scopolii scopolii Füssli, 1775

Cerambyx scopolii scopolii - 000010000011

subspecies Cerambyx scopolii siculus Rapuzzi & Sama, 2010 inq.

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M taxon was incorrectly identified in certain scientific works

species extinct in area described by check-list

inq. nomen inquirendum - doubtful identity, needs further investigation