Taxon profile


Forest Chockchafer
Melolontha hippocastani Fabricius, 1801

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

Scientific synonyms

Melolontha (Melolontha) hippocastani hippocastani Fabricius, 1801
Melolontha aethiops Westhoff, 1884
Melolontha albicans Stierlin, 1862
Melolontha amasicola Westhoff, 1884
Melolontha baicalica Reitter, 1892
Melolontha coronata Mulsant, 1842
Melolontha discoidalis Dalla Torre, 1879
Melolontha festiva Westhoff, 1884
Melolontha fuscicollis Kraatz, 1885
Melolontha metzleri Westhoff, 1884




Similar species

Included taxa

Number of records: 1

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [257656]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Melolontha hippocastani Fabricius, 1801]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Pest Information Wiki [Melolontha_hippocastani]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Melolontha hippocastani Fabricius]
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) hippocastani hippocastani Fabricius, 1801]
Data retrieved on: 25 June 2016

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