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Potosia cuprea (Fabricius, 1775)

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Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Silvia Stefanelli ; individualCount: 1 ; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Potosia cuprea; order: Coleoptera; family: Cetoniidae; genus: Potosia; scientificNameAuthorship: Fabricius 1775; Location: country: Italy ; stateProvince: Pavia; locality: SIC "Boschi Siro Negri e Moriano" - BN1 ; verbatimElevation: 68 m; verbatimCoordinates: 32T 503258E 5007870N; verbatimCoordinateSystem: UTM WGS 84; decimalLatitude: 45.224312 ; decimalLongitude: 9.041499 ; georeferencedBy: Silvia Stefanelli; georeferenceProtocol: GPS; Identification: identifiedBy: Giuseppe Carpaneto; dateIdentified: 2011

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Silvia Stefanelli ; individualCount: 3 ; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Potosia cuprea; order: Coleoptera; family: Cetoniidae; genus: Potosia; scientificNameAuthorship: Fabricius 1775; Location: country: Italy ; stateProvince: Pavia; locality: SIC "Boschi Siro Negri e Moriano" - BN21 ; verbatimElevation: 66 m; verbatimCoordinates: 32T 506342E 5005026N; verbatimCoordinateSystem: UTM WGS 84; decimalLatitude: 45.198691 ; decimalLongitude: 9.080746 ; georeferencedBy: Silvia Stefanelli; georeferenceProtocol: GPS; Identification: identifiedBy: Giuseppe Carpaneto; dateIdentified: 2011

Notes

It is a common, hardy species with variable coloration. The larva which often occurs at the edges of ant hills of Formica rufa group feeds on nest material and various wood debris. Females lay eggs near the anthills and larval development takes two years. The adult appears from May to July on flowers and ripe fruits ( Hůrka 2005 ).

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