Taxon profile


Protaetia metallica (Herbst, 1782)

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

Scientific synonyms

Cetonia metallica Herbst, 1782 o
Potosia cuprea metallica (Herbst, 1782)
Potosia metallica (Herbst, 1782)
Protaetia (Potosia) cuprea metallica (Herbst, 1782)
Cetonia excisa Fieber, 1831
Cetonia floricola Herbst, 1790
Cetonia ottomana Blanchard, 1842
Cetonia sexundulata Petagna, 1819


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Similar species

Protaetia cuprea obscura (Andersch, 1797)
Body larger; pronotum laterally regularly rounded; elytra more parallel-sided, with fine to no punctures at the sides of the scutellum.
Larval development in decaying trees.
Protaetia fieberi (Kraatz, 1880)
Elytra with oblique impression on the disc and fine punctures at the sides of the scutellum. Knees without white spot.
Larval development in decaying trees.

Included taxa

Number of records: 3

subspecies Protaetia metallica daurica (Motschulsky, 1860)

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subspecies Protaetia metallica metallica (Herbst, 1782)

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subspecies Protaetia metallica volhyniensis (Gory & Percheron, 1833)

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [247060]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Protaetia (Potosia) cuprea metallica (Herbst, 1782)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
CZ Juřena D, Týr V. (2008): Seznam listorohých brouků (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) České republiky a Slovenska, Klapalekiana, 44 (Suppl.): 3-15 [as Protaetia (Potosia) cuprea metallica (Herbst, 1782)]
Data retrieved on: 25 June 2016

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