Taxon profile


Protaetia speciosissima (Scopoli, 1786)

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

Scientific synonyms

Scarabaeus speciosissimus Scopoli, 1786 o
Potosia speciosissima (Scopoli, 1786)
Protaetia (Cetonischema) aeruginosa (Drury, 1770)
Scarabaeus viridis germanus Voet, 1766-1778
Cetonia speciossima (Scopoli, 1786)
Scarabaeus viridis Füssli, 1786
Protaetia aeruginosa (Linnaeus, 1767) (misidentification) M
Potosia aeruginosa (Linnaeus, 1767) (misidentification) M
Scarabaeus aeruginosus (Linnaeus, 1767) (misidentification) M
Cetonischema aeruginosa (Drury, 1773) (misidentification) M



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Number of records: 4

varietas Protaetia speciosissima var. aureocuprea (Mulsant & Rey, 1842)
varietas Protaetia speciosissima var. ignea (Reitter, 1898)

Protaetia speciosissima var. ignea - 000000000001000

varietas Protaetia speciosissima var. mirabella (Reitter, 1898)
varietas Protaetia speciosissima var. posnaniensis (Szulczewski, 1922)

Links and literature

Krell F.-T., Rey A., Micó E., Dutto M. (2012): On nomenclature and identity of Scarabaeus aeruginosus Linnaeus, S. aeruginosus Drury and S. speciosissimus Scopoli (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Cetoniinae and Rutelinae). Revue suisse de Zoologie 119 (1): 99-110 [as Protaetia speciosissima (Scopoli, 1786)]
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [247010]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Protaetia aeruginosa (Linnaeus, 1767)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
CZ EN Farkač J., Král D. & Škorpík M. (eds.) (2005): Červený seznam ohrožených druhů České republiky - Bezobratlí, Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR, Praha, 760 pp. [as Cetonischema aeruginosa (Drury, 1770)]
CZ Juřena D, Týr V. (2008): Seznam listorohých brouků (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) České republiky a Slovenska, Klapalekiana, 44 (Suppl.): 3-15 [as Protaetia (Cetonischema) aeruginosa (Drury, 1770)]
Data retrieved on: 25 June 2016

Data source info

Petzold M.: Cetonix []
[Data retrieved on: 24 July 2007]

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o original combination

M taxon was incorrectly identified in certain scientific works