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

Meloe atratus Meyer, 1793
Meloe brunsvicensis Meyer, 1793
Meloe crispatus Fairmaire, 1884
Meloe cyanella Brullé, 1832
Meloe cyaneus Mulsant, 1857 nec Meyer, 1793
Meloe exaratus Faldermann, 1832
Meloe gallicus Baudi, 1878
Meloe incertus Tauscher, 1812
Meloe megacephalus Fischer von Waldheim, 1842
Meloe pannonicus Baudi, 1878


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Similar species

Meloe violaceus Marsham, 1802 - Violet Oil-beetle

Distribution maps

Included taxa

Number of records: 1

subspecies Meloe proscarabaeus proscarabaeus Linnaeus, 1758

Meloe proscarabaeus proscarabaeus

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): List of threatened species in the Czech Republic. Invertebrates, Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR, Praha, 760 pp. [as Meloe proscarabaeus Linné, 1758]

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