Coleoptera in the 10th edition of Systema Naturae

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In the 10th edition of Systema Naturae, Carl Linnaeus classified the arthropods, including insects, arachnids and crustaceans, among his class "Insecta". Insects with hardened wing covers (beetles, earwigs and orthopteroid insects) were brought together under the name Coleoptera.

Scarabaeus (scarab beetles)[edit]

Strategus aloeus was named Scarabaeus aloeus in 1758.
Geotrupes stercorarius was named Scarabaeus stercorarius in 1758.
Valgus hemipterus was named Scarabaeus hemipterus in 1758.
Cetonia aurata was named Scarabaeus auratus in 1758.
Lucanus cervus was named Scarabaeus cervus in 1758.

Dermestes (larder beetles)[edit]

Hister (clown beetles)[edit]

Silpha (carrion beetles)[edit]

Cassida (tortoise beetles)[edit]

Coccinella (ladybirds or ladybugs)[edit]

Coccinella septempunctata was named Coccinella 7-punctata in 1758.
Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata was named Coccinella 22-punctata in 1758.
Halyzia sedecimguttata was named Coccinella 16-guttata in 1758.

Chrysomela (leaf beetles)[edit]

Curculio (true weevils)[edit]

Attelabus (leaf-rolling weevils)[edit]

Cerambyx (longhorn beetles)[edit]

Rosalia alpina was named Cerambyx alpinus in 1758.
Cerambyx cerdo was named in 1758.
Lamia textor was named Cerambyx textor in 1758.
Phymatodes testaceus was named Cerambyx testaceus in 1758.


Cantharis (soldier beetles)[edit]

Elater (click beetles)[edit]

Cicindela (ground beetles)[edit]

Buprestis (jewel beetles)[edit]

Dytiscus (Dytiscidae)[edit]


Tenebrio (darkling beetles)[edit]

Meloe (blister beetles)[edit]

Mordella (tumbling flower beetles)[edit]

Necydalis (necydaline beetles)[edit]

Staphylinus (rove beetles)[edit]

Forficula (earwigs)[edit]

Blaberus giganteus was named Blatta gigantea in 1758.

Blatta (cockroaches)[edit]

[Note 1]

Gryllus (other orthopteroid insects)[edit]

[Note 2]

The European mantis was named Gryllus Mantis religiosus in 1758.





Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa was named Gryllus Acheta gryllotalpa in 1758.
The wart-biter was named Gryllus Tettigonia verrucivorus in 1758.



The migratory locust was named Gryllus Locusta migratorius in 1758.


  1. ^ The current names of all Linnaeus' Blatta species are taken from Marshall (1983).[14]
  2. ^ The current names of all Linnaeus' Gryllus species are taken from Marshall (1983).[14]


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