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Musk beetle

Aromia moschata


This beetle is characterised by a somewhat coppery or greenish metallic tint. The typical form, characterised by a metallic pronotum, is widespread in Europe, except for most of Spain and the Southern Italy


Lush green near water. This beetle was about 2 inches (5 to 6 cm.) long, antenna not included.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Moschusbock / Musk beetle
Aromia moschata Moschusbock – Wikipedia

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FFHRheingau 8 years ago

You're welcome :D

sttweets 8 years ago

Thank you @FFHRheingau for the proper ID. You're absolutely right!

FFHRheingau 8 years ago

Hi sttweets,

I'm sorry but this is not Cerambyx scopolii but Aromia moschata :) C. scopolii is black and looks much more "crumbled", your beetle shows the typical metallic green-to-brown of A. moschata and is rather smooth overall.

sttweets 10 years ago

Seeing a spotting of the Capricorn Beetle made me realize I still had an un-ID-ed spotting. Thanks for clearing that up!

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Xanten, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Spotted on Jun 29, 2011
Submitted on Jun 29, 2011

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