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Cetonia aurata (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Scientific synonyms

Scarabaeus auratus Linnaeus, 1758

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Intertaxon relationships

predator: Elater ferrugineus Linnaeus, 1758

food: Castanea sativa Mill. - Sweet Chestnut

plant: Viburnum lantana L. - Wayfaring-tree

Included taxa

Number of records: 5

subspecies Cetonia aurata aurata (Linnaeus, 1761)

Cetonia aurata aurata

subspecies Cetonia aurata pisana Heer, 1841

Cetonia aurata pisana

subspecies Cetonia aurata sicula Aliquò, 1983
subspecies Cetonia aurata pallida (Drury, 1773)

Cetonia aurata pallida

subspecies Cetonia aurata virdiventris Reitter, 1896

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Data source info

Petzold M.: Cetonix [http://cetoniini.cetonix.de]
[Data retrieved on: 18 July 2007]

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Explanations

i species introduced to area described by check-list