Taxon profile


Common Cockchafer
Melolontha melolontha (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Scientific synonyms

Melolontha asiatica Brenske, 1900
Melolontha colopyga Petz, 1905
Melolontha funesta Westhoff, 1884
Melolontha humeralis Westhoff, 1884
Melolontha luctuosa Westhoff, 1884
Melolontha marginata Kraatz, 1888 nec Fabricius, 1793
Melolontha melanopus Westhoff, 1884
Melolontha melolontha var. femoralis Kraatz, 1885 nec Gyllenhal, 1817
Melolontha nigritarsis Pfanneberg, 1905
Melolontha obscuripes Westhoff, 1884

Temporal range:Middle Pleistocene - recent




Intertaxon relationships

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Included taxa

Number of records: 5

varietas Melolontha melolentha var. lugubris Mulsant, 1842
varietas Melolontha melolontha var. pulcherrima Dalla Torre, 1879

Melolontha melolontha var. pulcherrima

varietas Melolontha melolontha var. redtenbacheri Della Torre, 1912

Melolontha melolontha var. redtenbacheri

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