Taxon profile


Tenebroides mauritanicus (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Coleoptera - beetles »  family Trogossitidae - bark-gnawing beetles »  genus Tenebroides

Scientific synonyms

Tenebrio mauritanicus Linnaeus, 1758
Trogossita mauritanica (Linnaeus) Olivier, 1790
Trogosita mauritanica (Linnaeus) Fabricius, 1792
Carabus bucephalus Herbst, 1783
Tenebrio caraboides Linnaeus, 1758
Trogossita caraboides (Linnaeus) Latreille, 1802
Tenebroides complanatus Piller & Mitterpacher, 1783
Lucanus dubius Scriba, 1790
Trogosita nitida Horn, 1862
Platycerus striatus Fourcroy, 1785

Other names

= Cadelle Beetle


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Similar species

Tenebroides fuscus (Goeze, 1777)
T. fuscus seems to be the wild form of T. mauritanicus.
cosmopolitan distribution

Links and literature

EN OzAnimals - Australian Wildlife [] [as Tenebroides mauritanicus]
Data retrieved on: 14 April 2013
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [192702]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Tenebroides mauritanicus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
CZ EN Zahradník P. (2017): Seznam brouků (Coleptera) České republiky a Slovenska, Lesnická práce, s.r.o. [as Tenebroides mauritanicus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 31 January 2020
CZ Hudec K., Kolibáč J., Laštůvka Z., Peňáz M. a kol. (2007): Příroda České republiky: průvodce faunou, Academia [as Tenebroides mauritanicus]
EN Šefrová H., Laštůvka Z. (2005): Catalogue of alien animal species in the Czech Republic, Acta univ. agric. et silvic. Mendel. Brun., LIII, No. 4, pp. 151-170 [as Tenebroides mauritanicus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 23 December 2018

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