Taxon profile


Hermit Beetle
Osmoderma eremita (Scopoli, 1763)

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

Scientific synonyms

Scarabaeus eremita Scopoli, 1763 o
Trichius eremita (Scopoli, 1763)
Osmoderma eremitum (Scopoli, 1763) (misspelling) m
Scarabaeus coriarius DeGeer, 1774
Osmoderma coriarius (DeGeer) (misspelling) m
Osmoderma coriarium (DeGeer, 1774)
Osmoderma coriarium coriarium (DeGeer, 1774)
Gymnodus coriarius (DeGeer, 1774)
Cetonia eremitica Knoch, 1801
Scarabaeus variabilis Linnaeus, 1758 nec Linnaeus, 1758: 353

Near Threatened


Taxon in country check-lists*

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western Europe, eastwards to Germany and western Slovenia

Intertaxon relationships

predator: Elater ferrugineus Linnaeus, 1758

Similar species

Osmoderma barnabita Motschulsky, 1845

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [246970]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Osmoderma eremita (Scopoli, 1763)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [15632]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Osmoderma eremita (Scopoli, 1763)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
Audisio P., Brustel H., Carpaneto G. M., Coletti G., Mancini E., Trizzino M., Antonini G., De Biase A. (2008): Data on molecular taxonomy and genetic diversification of the European Hermit beetles, a species complex of endangered insects (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Cetoniinae, Osmoderma), J Zool Syst Evol Res (2009) 47(1), 88–95 [as Osmoderma eremita]

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o original combination

m misspelling

species extinct in area described by check-list