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Pachnoda savigny

Pachnoda savigny , Photo: Michael Lahanas

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: Cetoniini
Subtribus: Cetoniina
Genus: Pachnoda
Species: Pachnoda savignyi

Pachnoda savignyi (Gory & Percheron, 1833)

Schoolmeesters, P. 2017. Scarabs: World Scarabaeidae Database (version Jul 2016). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. 2017. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 30th January 2017. Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858. Reference page. [accessed on May 13, 2017]

Pachnoda savignyi, the sun beetle, is a beetle belonging to the family Scarabaeidae.[1][2]


Pachnoda savignyi consentanea Schaum, 1844
Pachnoda savignyi savignyi (Gory & Percheron, 1833)

Pachnoda savignyi

Pachnoda savignyi can reach a length of about 23–25 millimetres (0.91–0.98 in).[4][5] These beetles have slightly flat, square robust bodies with a dark brown-and-yellow or orange colour pattern.

This species can be found in North Africa (Morocco, Egypt, Senegal, Chad, Mali).[2][4][5]

The name honours Marie Jules César Savigny.

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Gory M.H. & Percheron M.A. (1833) Monographie des Cétoines et genres voisins, formant dans les familles naturelles de Latreille, le division des Scarabées Mélitophiles, J.B.Baillières editor. Paris :1-410
Scarabs: World Scarabaeidae Database. Schoolmeesters P.,

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