Potosia cuprea (Fabricius, 1775),

Stefanelli, Silvia, Della Rocca, Francesca & Bogliani, Giuseppe, 2014, Saproxylic beetles of the Po plain woodlands, Italy, Biodiversity Data Journal 2, pp. 1106-1106: 1106

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scientific name

Potosia cuprea (Fabricius, 1775)
status

 

Potosia cuprea (Fabricius, 1775) 

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Silvia Stefanelli; individualCount: 1; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Potosiacuprea; 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: 2011GoogleMaps  Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Silvia Stefanelli; individualCount: 3; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Potosiacuprea; 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: 2011GoogleMaps 

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).