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Posted on 08/11/2009


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Moschusbock (Aromia moschata)

Moschusbock (Aromia moschata)
Der Moschusbock (Aromia moschata) ist eine Käferart und gehört zur Familie der Bockkäfer. Er ist der einzige Vertreter seiner Gattung in Europa. Der Name dieser Käferart ist auf ein stark moschusartig riechendes Sekret zurückzuführen, das die Tiere aus Hinterbrustdrüsen absondern können. Dieses wurde früher zum Parfümieren von Pfeifentabak verwandt.

The musk beetle (Aromia moschata) is a Eurasian species of longhorn beetle belonging to the subfamily Cerambycinae, tribe Callichromatini. Its name comes from the musky smell it emits.
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. In such regions, in North Africa, and in Asia to Japan, the species is represented by some subspecies characterised by a more or less red pronotum. The antennae are longer than the entire head and body length in male and as long as body in females. Nevertheless, the Oriental subspecies have usually shorter antennae.

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