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Gnorimus variabilis natur2

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: Scarabaeiformia
Superfamilia: Scarabaeoidea

Familia: Scarabaeidae
Subfamilia: Cetoniinae
Tribus: Trichiini
Subtribus: Trichiina
Genus: Gnorimus
Species: Gnorimus variabilis

Gnorimus variabilis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Original combination: Scarabaeus variabilis


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: 353. Reference page.

Gnorimus variabilis, also known as the variable chafer, is a species of scarab beetle belonging to the subfamily Cetoniinae, the flower chafers. It was first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1758.[1] The species is native to Europe and is usually found in oak and beech woods or parkland.[2]


When the Gnorimus variabilis is a larva, it develops in wood mold like the trunks or the branches.[3] Normally, larvae had a growing time of around 2 years. However that can depend on the environmental situation. Gnorimus variabilis is located in particular areas in different countries. For instance, it maybe found in conifers in Southern Europe.[3] In the United Kingdom, it may be hidden in the old open-grown oak Quercus trees. In Spain, they may be located in oak forests and chestnut forests.[3] In France, larvae lives in the wood mold of tree cavities, mainly Castanea and Quercus.[3] In the Ukraine, the larvae develops in wood and stubs of oak Quercus, chestnut Castanea, willow Salix, and alder Alnus.[3]


"Gnorimus variabilis". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
"UK priority species pages – Version 2" (PDF). Joint Nature Conservation Committee, DEFRA. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
"Gnorimus variabilis (Variable Chafer)".

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