Fine Art

Anthaxia nitidula

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Elateriformia
Superfamilia: Buprestoidea

Familia: Buprestidae
Subfamilia: Buprestinae
Tribus: Anthaxiini
Genus: Anthaxia
Subgenus: Anthaxia (Anthaxia)
Species: Anthaxia nitidula
Subspecies: A. n. nitidula – A. n. signaticollis

Anthaxia nitidula (Linnaeus, 1758)

Buprestis nitidula Linnaeus, 1758

Primary references

Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per regna tria naturæ, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis, Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Holmiæ: impensis direct. Laurentii Salvii. i–ii, 1–824 pp DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.542: 410. Reference page.


Anthaxia nitidula Taxon details on Fauna Europaea
ZooBank: 922E96C1-9B45-458F-ABCC-C3C9B2B38C2C

Anthaxia nitidula is a species of jewel beetles belonging to the family Buprestidae, subfamily Buprestinae.


The adults are 5–7 millimetres (0.20–0.28 in) long.[2] and are pollinators.[3] The male is completely metallic green, while the head and pronotum in the female are red and elytra are green. Main host plants of the wood-boring larvae[3] are in the genera Amygdalus, Crataegus and Prunus.[4]

This beetle is present in most of Europe, in the eastern Palearctic realm, in the Near East, and in North Africa.[5]

Anthaxia nitidula nitidula (Linnaeus, 1758)
Anthaxia nitidula signaticollis (Krynicky, 1832) [1]


A. nitidula on Archived October 11, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
Host plants of Buprestidae
Fauna Europaea

Insects, Fine Art Prints

Insects Images

Biology Encyclopedia

Retrieved from ""
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

Home - Hellenica World