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Cetonia aurata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Scarabaeidae
Subfamily: Cetoniinae
Tribe: Cetoniini
Subtribe: Cetoniina
Genus: Cetonia
Fabricius, 1775
See list

Cetonia is a genus of beetles in family Scarabaeidae. One of the most familiar species is the rose chafer (C. aurata).


Names brought to synonymy
  • Cetonia elegans Leoni, 1910, a synonym for Cetonia aurata pisana, a subspecies (Cetoniini) of the rose chafer
  • Cetonia elegans Fabricius, 1781, a synonym for Heterorrhina elegans, a species (Goliathini) found in India and Sri Lanka


External links[edit]

Data related to Cetonia at Wikispecies Media related to Cetonia at Wikimedia Commons