Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Arthropoda > Class: Insecta > Order: Coleoptera > Family: Elateridae > Genus: Limoniscus > Species: Limoniscus violaceus

Violet Dickbettle - Limoniscus violaceus (Müller, 1821)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Endangered (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Atlantic - Unfavourable-Bad
Continental - Unfavourable-Bad
Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Bad
Pannonian - Unfavourable-Bad
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 85 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1079


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
DE2849302 Germany Melzower Forst Map
DE2948304 Germany Poratzer Moränenlandschaft Map
DE3635302 Germany Colbitzer Lindenwald Map
DE4819301 Germany Kellerwald Map
DE6016304 Germany Wald bei Groß-Gerau Map
DE6017304 Germany Mönchbruch von Mörfelden u.Rüsselsheim u.Gundwiesen von Mörfelden Map
DE6018305 Germany Kranichsteiner Wald mit Hegbachaue,Mörsbacher Grund u. Silzwiesen Map
DE6405302 Germany Saarhölzbachtal - Zunkelsbruch Map
DE6505301 Germany Steilhänge der Saar Map
DE7934302 Germany Eichelgarten im Forstenrieder Park Map
ES1300001 Spain Liébana Map
ES2200021 Spain Urbasa y Andia Map
FR1100795 France Massif de Fontainebleau Map
FR2200382 France Massif forestier de Compiègne Map
FR5200639 France Vallée de l'Erve en aval de Saint-Pierre-sur-Erve Map
FR7300905 France Vieux chênes de Cantegrel Map
FR7300906 France Vieux chênes de la Panonnie Map
FR7300907 France Vieux chênes des Imbards Map
FR7300951 France Forêt de la Grésigne Map
FR8301021 France Forêt de Troncais Map
HUDI30001 Hungary Vértes Map
SKCHVU014 Slovakia Malé Karpaty Map
SKCHVU016 Slovakia Záhorské Pomoravie Map
SKCHVU033 Slovakia Veľká Fatra Map
UK0012586 United Kingdom Windsor Forest and Great Park Map
UK0012587 United Kingdom Bredon Hill Map
UK0030135 United Kingdom Dixton Wood Map
SKUEV0280 Slovakia Devínska Kobyla Map
SKUEV0262 Slovakia Čajkovské bralie Map
SKUEV0263 Slovakia Hodrušská hornatina Map
CZ0214011 Czech Republic Tyrov - Ouporsky potok Map
SKUEV0102 Slovakia Čertov Map
CZ0214008 Czech Republic Lanska obora Map
HUBN20056 Hungary Tepke Map
SKUEV0238 Slovakia Veľká Fatra Map
SKUEV0062 Slovakia Príboj Map
HUBN20047 Hungary Mátra északi letörése Map
HUBN20048 Hungary Gyöngyöstarjáni Világos-hegy és Rossz-rétek Map
HUDI20039 Hungary Pilis és Visegrádi-hegység Map
SKUEV0104 Slovakia Homoľské Karpaty Map
CZ0613816 Czech Republic Namestska obora Map
DE4720304 Germany Edersee-Steilhänge Map
SKUEV0184 Slovakia Burdov Map
FR9301616 France Grand canyon du Verdon - plateau de la Palud Map
HUBN20055 Hungary Szentkúti Meszes-tető Map
CZ0624095 Czech Republic Udoli Dyje Map
ES4150100 Spain Campo de Azaba Map
HUDI20023 Hungary Gödöllői-dombság Map
CZ0314126 Czech Republic Hlubocke obory Map
SKUEV0225 Slovakia Muránska planina Map
ES4170138 Spain Quejigares y encinares de Sierra del Madero Map
SKUEV0266 Slovakia Skalka Map
FR4301344 France Vallée de la Lanterne Map
HUDI20009 Hungary Budai-hegység Map
FR7302001 France Vieux arbres de la haute vallée de l'Aveyron et des abords du Causse Comtal Map
SKUEV0174 Slovakia Lindava Map
HUDI20018 Hungary Északi-Gerecse Map
CZ0624132 Czech Republic Udoli Svitavy Map
HUFH20010 Hungary Répce mente Map
SKUEV0265 Slovakia Suť Map
HUBN20049 Hungary Mátrabérc - fallóskúti-rétek Map
HUDD20042 Hungary Köröshegyi erdők Map
SKUEV0357 Slovakia Cerová vrchovina Map
CZ0624096 Czech Republic Podyji Map
FR9301615 France Basses gorges du Verdon Map
HUFH20001 Hungary Rábaköz Map
HUBN20059 Hungary Szandai Várhegy Map
SKUEV0337 Slovakia Pieniny Map
SKUEV0279 Slovakia Šúr Map
HUDI20008 Hungary Börzsöny Map
DE4222331 Germany Wälder im südlichen Solling Map
DE6405303 Germany Serriger Bachtal und Leuk und Saar Map
SKUEV0245 Slovakia Boky Map
SKUEV0388 Slovakia Vydrica Map
FR9301622 France La plaine et le massif des Maures Map
HUDD20064 Hungary Ságvári dombok Map
HUBN20057 Hungary Bézma Map
CZ0624130 Czech Republic Moravsky kras Map
SKUEV0201 Slovakia Gavurky Map
FR9301606 France Massif de la Sainte Baume Map
CZ0424127 Czech Republic Vychodni Krusnohori Map
AT1211A00 Austria Wienerwald - Thermenregion Map
AT1220000 Austria Feuchte Ebene - Leithaauen Map
AT1205A00 Austria Wachau Map
AT1207A00 Austria Kamp- und Kremstal Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Taupin violacée French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Veilchenblauer Wurzelhals-Schnellkäfer German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Violet Dickbettle English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
No synonyms available.

Other resources

Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

18 items found, displaying all items.1
Released Coverage Envelope File
2015-09-29 Slovakia Derogations reporting under the article 16 Habitats Directive - years 2013 - 2014 Derogations reporting under the article 16 Habitats Directive - years 2013 - 2014
2014-01-07 Hungary HU_Art_17_report_2013_second round_10_31 HU_species_report_art17
2013-12-27 Bulgaria BG_habitats_report_2007-2012 Species reports
2013-12-17 Slovakia Art 17 report for the period 2007 - 2012 - second delivery SK_species_reports-131217-132945.xml
2013-12-09 Poland Habitats Directive Art. 17 Report PL_species_reports.xml
2013-10-10 United Kingdom Habitats Directive Article 17 2013 2nd submission UK GB_species_reports-13925-15297.xml
2013-09-13 Slovakia Derogations reporting under the article 16 Habitats Directive habides_export.xml
2013-09-11 Spain Habitats Directive: Report Art.17 2007-2012 ES_species_reports
2013-08-23 Czech Republic CZ_Rep_HDArt17_2013_2nd_submission:corrected CZ_species_reports.xml
2008-07-07 Spain Spain's delivery of 3 July Limoniscus violaceus
2008-04-10 Germany German national report Limoniscus violaceus
2008-03-04 Hungary delivery_report_art_17_HU Limoniscus violaceus
2008-02-28 France rapport France Limoniscus violaceus
2008-02-25 United Kingdom UK_submission Limoniscus violaceus
2008-02-22 Austria Article 17 report Austria Species questionnaire for Limoniscus violaceus
2008-02-22 Slovakia report under habitats directive Limoniscus violaceus
2007-10-01 Czech Republic Species and Habitats Species questionnaire for Limoniscus violaceus
2007-10-01 Poland Report on Implementation Measures Species questionnaire for Limoniscus violaceus
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