Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Arthropoda > Class: Insecta > Order: Coleoptera > Family: Melolonthidae > Genus: Melolontha > Species: Melolontha melolontha

Melolontha melolontha (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

The species has no common names
Synonym Author
Melolontha albida Redtenbacher, 1849
Scarabaeus majalis Moll, 1785
Melolontha nigra Kellner, 1877
Melolontha nigritarsis Pfanneberg, 1905
Melolontha vulgaris Fabricius, 1775
Melolontha albida Mulsant, 1842
Melolontha asiatica Brenske, 1900
Melolontha discicollis Mulsant, 1842
Melolontha femoralis Kraatz, 1885
Melolontha funesta Westhoff, 1884
Melolontha humeralis Westhoff, 1884
Melolontha luctuosa Westhoff, 1884
Melolontha lugubris Mulsant, 1842
Melolontha marginata Kraatz, 1888
Melolontha pulcherrima Dalla Torre, 1879
Melolontha melanopus Westhoff, 1884
Melolontha obscuripes Westhoff, 1884
Melolontha ruficeps Kraatz, 1885
Melolontha ruficollis Mulsant, 1842
Melolontha scapularis Westhoff, 1884
Melolontha colopyga Petz, 1905

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External data

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