Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Arthropoda > Class: Insecta > Order: Coleoptera > Family: Buprestidae > Genus: Buprestis > Species: Buprestis splendens

Buprestis splendens Fabricius, 1775

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Endangered (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 15 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1085


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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 2013-2018 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
ES0000049 Spain Los Alcornocales Map
GR1250001 Greece OROS OLYMPOS Map
PLC200004 Poland Puszcza Białowieska Map
ROSCI0085 Romania Frumoasa Map
IT9310014 Italy Fagosa-Timpa dell'Orso Map
IT9210250 Italy Timpa delle Murge Map
ROSCI0069 Romania Domogled - Valea Cernei Map
IT9310013 Italy Serra delle Ciavole-Serra di Crispo Map
IT9310004 Italy Rupi del Monte Pollino Map
IT9310003 Italy Pollinello-Dolcedorme Map
IT9210075 Italy Lago Duglia, Casino Toscano e Piana di S.Francesco Map
IT9210145 Italy Madonna del Pollino Località Vacuarro Map
IT9210040 Italy Bosco Magnano Map
AT1212A00 Austria Nordöstliche Randalpen: Hohe Wand - Schneeberg - Rax Map
AT2112000 Austria Villacher Alpe (Dobratsch) Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bupreste splendide French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Glanspraktbagge Swedish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Goldstreifiger Prachtkäfer German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Synonym Author
Buprestis heldreichi Obenberger, 1943
Buprestis zoufali Obenberger, 1943

Other resources

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

External data

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