Invasive Species Compendium

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Cetonia aurata
(flower, beetle)



Cetonia aurata (flower, beetle)


  • Last modified
  • 28 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Cetonia aurata
  • Preferred Common Name
  • flower, beetle
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Cetonia aurata (Linnaeus)

Preferred Common Name

  • flower, beetle

International Common Names

  • English: flower, chafer; rose chafer, green
  • Spanish: cetonia dorada
  • French: cetoine doree

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Kaefer, Gold-; Rosenkaefer, Gemeiner; Rosenkaefer, Gold-
  • Italy: Cetonia dorata; Moscone d'oro
  • Netherlands: Gouden tor; Tor, gouden

EPPO code

  • CETOAU (Cetonia aurata)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Coleoptera
  •                         Family: Scarabaeidae
  •                             Genus: Cetonia
  •                                 Species: Cetonia aurata

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes


UzbekistanUnconfirmed record


Former USSRUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
GermanyUnconfirmed record
ItalyUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
RomaniaUnconfirmed record
SwedenUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Billaea pectinata Parasite
Caenorhabditis elegans Parasite
Cephalobellus papilliger Parasite
Mesorhabditis irregularis Parasite
Mesorhabditis quercophila Parasite
Metarhizium anisopliae Pathogen
Microphthalma europaea Parasite
Protorhabditis tristis Parasite
Thelastoma leuckarti Parasite

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