Protaetia affinis

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Protaetia affinis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Scarabaeidae
Subfamily: Cetoniinae
Genus: Protaetia
Subgenus: Eupotosia
Species: P. affinis
Binomial name
Protaetia affinis
Andersch, 1797
Synonyms
  • Cetonia aenea (Illiger, 1806 nec Scriba, 1790)
  • Cetonia affinis (Andersch, 1797)
  • Cetonia quercus (Bonelli, 1807)
  • Eupotosia affinis (Tauzin, 1991)
  • Potosia affinis (Andersch, 1797)

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

Distribution[edit]

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

Appearance[edit]

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.

Lifestyle[edit]

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

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