Tropinota squalida

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Tropinota squalida
Scarabeidae - Tropinota squalida.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Scarabaeidae
Subfamily: Cetoniinae
Genus: Tropinota
Species: T. squalida
Binomial name
Tropinota squalida
(Scopoli, 1783)
Synonyms
  • Scarabaeus squalidus Scopoli, 1783

Tropinota squalida is a beetle species belonging to the family Scarabaeidae, subfamily Cetoniinae.

These beetles are mainly found in France, Italy, Greece, Macedonia, Portugal, former Yugoslavia, Spain, in the Near East and in North Africa.

Tropinota squalida pilosa

Larvae feed on roots, while the adults can be encountered from May through July feeding on flowers. They are 10–15 millimetres (0.39–0.59 in) long.

Head, scutellum and elytra are dark-brown, with a thick and long tawny hair on elytra and abdomen. Elytra show two series of white spots on the sides of the central hull. Scutellun is rounded and hairy, but glabrous in the posterior. The fifth humeral slot is bifurcated.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Tropinota squalida canariensis Lindberg, 1950
  • Tropinota squalida squalida (Scopoli, 1783)
  • Tropinota squalida pilosa Brullé, 1832

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