Beetle fauna of Germany © 2007–2021 Christoph Benisch
DE | EN | Contact | Imprint | Privacy Policy | RSS
Banner kTitelgrafik

Etymology of the scientific species names of the beetle fauna of Germany

The etymology module allows to "translate" many scientific species names of the beetles from the German fauna. Often, their names are derived from Latin or ancient Greek words which describe the beetle and its properties. Those interested to learn what Harpalus rufipes actually means, have found the right place on The basis of this module is the publication "Erklärung der wissenschaftlichen Käfernamen aus Reitters Fauna Germanica" by Sigmund Schenkling, published in 1917 at K.G. Lutz in Stuttgart. I have added some editorial amendments and translated the entire work into English.

Search: Scientific species name, genus, species suffix, ≥2 characters. Case sensitive!

Matching terms: 21

albofasciatus, a, um
(albofasciātus, a, um)
banded white
gr. áphodos, defecation, feces
aurofasciatus, a, um
(aurofasciātus, a, um)
bifasciatus, a, um
(bifasciātus, a, um)
with double (cross-) fascia
coccineofasciatus, a, um
(coccineofasciātus, a, um)
coccīnĕus, scarlet, and fasciātus, banded
dentifasciatus, a, um
(dentifasciātus, a, um)
dens, déntis, tooth, and fasciātus, banded
derasofasciatus, a, um
(derasofasciātus, a, um)
derāsus, rubbed, and fasciātus, banded
efasciatus, a, um
(efasciātus, a, um)
without band
fasciatus, a, um
(fasciātus, a, um)
flavofasciatus, a, um
(flavofasciātus, a, um)
flávus, yellow, and fasciātus, banded
infasciatus, a, um
(infasciātus, a, um)
latefasciatus, a, um
(latefasciātus, a, um)
nigrofasciatus, a, um
(nigrofasciātus, a, um)
níger, black, and fasciātus, banded (transverse)
posticefasciatus, a, um
(posticefasciātus, a, um)
back and fasciātus, banded (transverse)
punctatofasciatus, a, um
(punctatofasciātus, a, um)
punctātus, dotted, and fasciātus, banded (transverse)
quadrifasciatus, a, um
(quadrifasciātus, a, um)
quáttuor, in conjunction quádri-, four, and fasciātus, banded (transverse)
rubrofasciatus, a, um
(rubrofasciātus, a, um)
rúber, red, and fasciātus, banded (transverse)
subfasciatus, a, um
(subfasciātus, a, um)
somewhat banded (transverse)
subtrifasciatus, a, um
(subtrifasciātus, a, um)
almost with three bands
trifasciatus, a, um
(trifasciātus, a, um)
tri, three, and fasciātus, banded
unifasciatus, a, um
(unifasciātus, a, um)
with one band (transverse)