Aethiessa floralis

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Aethiessa floralis
Scarabaeidae - Aethiessa floralis.jpg
Mounted specimen of Aethiessa floralis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Scarabaeidae
Subfamily: Cetoniinae
Genus: Aethiessa
Species: A. floralis
Binomial name
Aethiessa floralis
(Fabricius, 1787)
  • Cetonia floralis Fabricius, 1787

Aethiessa floralis is a species of beetles belonging to the family Scarabaeidae, subfamily Cetoniinae.


Aethiessa floralis can reach a length of about 10–25 millimetres (0.39–0.98 in). Basic color is shiny black–brown, with quite variable whitish markings, mainly in lateral margins. Adults can be seen from May to September mainly feeding on flowers of thistles (Silybum sp.), but also on Echium italicum.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This species can be found in Italy, Spain, Slovenia and in North Africa from Morocco to Libya. These beetles prefer sunny or arid environments.

Aethiessa floralis


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  • Fauna Europaea
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