Taxon profile


Black Oil-beetle
Meloe proscarabaeus Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Coleoptera - beetles »  family Meloidae - blister beetles »  genus Meloe - oil-beetles »  subgenus Meloe

Scientific synonyms

Proscarabaeus proscarabaeus (Linnaeus) Stephens, 1829
Triungulinus andrenatarum Dufour, 1828
Meloe atratus Meyer, 1793
Meloe brunsvicensis Meyer, 1793
Meloe crispatus Fairmaire, 1884
Meloe cyaneus Mulsant, 1857 nec Meyer, 1793
Meloe cyanella Brullé, 1832
Meloe exaratus Faldermann, 1832
Meloe gallicus Baudi, 1878
Meloe incertus Tauscher, 1812


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Similar species

Meloe violaceus Marsham, 1802 - Violet Oil-beetle

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Included taxa

Number of records: 1

subspecies Meloe proscarabaeus proscarabaeus Linnaeus, 1758

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Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [124031]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Meloe proscarabaeus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
CZ EN Farkač J., Král D. & Škorpík M. (eds.) (2005): Červený seznam ohrožených druhů České republiky - Bezobratlí, Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR, Praha, 760 pp. [as Meloe proscarabaeus Linné, 1758]

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