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Protaetia affinis

Protaetia affinis

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: Protaetia
Subgenus: Protaetia (Eupotosia)
Species: Protaetia affinis
Subspecies: P. a. affinis – P. a. lamberti – P. a. pseudospeciosa – P. a. pyrodera – P. a. tyrrenica

Protaetia affinis Andersch, 1797

aenea Illiger, 1806
albonotata LeConte, 1906
chaminadi Morreto & Baraud, 1982
ignicolor Mikšič, 1949
pyrochroa Reitter, 1898
quercus Bonelli, 1807

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Ähnlicher Rosenkäfer
magyar: Smaragdzöld virágbogár
русский: Золотистая бронзовка

Protaetia (Eupotosia) affinis (Andersch, 1797)
Protaetia (Eupotosia) affinis (Andersch 1797) Taxon details on Fauna Europaea

Protaetia affinis is a species of beetle of the family Scarabaeidae.


It is very common in Southern and Central Europe. It prefers continental climate.

Protaetia affinis is usually 25–30 mm long, with a thick-set body. Both sides of its body are metallic emerald. The elytra have very small punctures, and no horizontal striae. The legs are also green, with white stripes.

Adults only occasionally visit flowers. It is more frequently found at trees with juicy fruits.

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