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Miksicus acuminatus B Collage This is one of two nice Cetoniinae I saw in Yogya&#039;s Taman Sari Water Castle. It seems to be Miksicus acuminatus (aka Urbania acuminatus) but I did not collect the specimen for genital examination and I&#039;m no expert for these, let alone in that part of the world, so correction is always welcome. The other one is here:<br />
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Miksicus acuminatus B Collage

This is one of two nice Cetoniinae I saw in Yogya's Taman Sari Water Castle. It seems to be Miksicus acuminatus (aka Urbania acuminatus) but I did not collect the specimen for genital examination and I'm no expert for these, let alone in that part of the world, so correction is always welcome. The other one is here:

Miksicus acuminatus A Collage This is one of two nice Cetoniinae I saw in Yogya's Taman Sari Water Castle. It seems to be Miksicus acuminatus (aka Urbania acuminatus) but I did not collect the specimen for genital examination and I'm no expert for these, let alone in that part of the world, so correction is always welcome. The other one is here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/47167/miksicus_acuminatus_b_collage.html<br />
Classification is a bit cumbersome on Cetoniinae as some workers will have them as a family Cetoniidae, others as Cetoniinae under Scarabaeidae. "Cetoniidae",Cetoniinae,Coleoptera,Geotagged,Indonesia,Java,Miksicus,Miksicus acuminata,Miksicus acuminatus,Scarabaeidae,Urbania

Classification is a bit cumbersome on Cetoniinae as some workers will have them as a family Cetoniidae, others as Cetoniinae under Scarabaeidae.

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  1. Hi - there was very, very little info available online about this beetle, and I'm not any sort of pro about describing insects, so the entry for this little guy is a bit sparse and sad... If you can provide more information, I would be happy to update it. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Okay, I'll write up something, hopefully this weekend and drop it on you ;o) Posted 3 years ago
    2. Okay - quick and dirty ...

      Miksicus acuminatus (Fabricius, 1775)is a medium large (14,4-18,5mm) beetle in the subfamily Cetoniinae (somewhat related to the Rose Chafers from the northern hemisphere). It has a fairly wide distribution in the Indo-Malayan archipel.

      Several subspecies have been recognized for Miksicus acuminatus:
      Miksicus acuminatus acuminatus (Fabricius, 1775) distributed throughout Southeast Asia, Indonesia: Palawan.
      Miksicus acuminatus corrosa (Gory and Percheron, 1833) from Java
      Miksicus acuminatus freudei (Mikic, 1962) from the Nicobar Islands.
      Miksicus acuminatus baveanicus (Mikic, 1965) from Java.

      The other species in the genus Miksicus are very localized:
      Miksicus arrogans (Wallace, 1867) - Philippines: Luzon.
      Miksicus balthasari (Miksic, 1962) - Philippines.
      Miksicus binghami (Arrow, 1910) - Burma: Tenasserim.
      Miksicus fraternus (Miksic, 1964) - Andaman Islands.
      Miksicus kangeanicus (Miksic, 1965) - Java: Kangean.
      Miksicus kaszabi (Miksic, 1962) - Andaman Islands.

      Other similar looking species might be Protaetia (Pseudourbania) pectoralis Mohnike, 1871 and P (P) guttulata Burmeister, 1842


      Classification
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      The classification of the higher taxa is somewhat debatable. Many modern authors use the Cetoniidae as a family in its own right, directly under the Scarabaeoidea. Others will classify this group in the family Scarabaeidae, subfamily Cetoniinae.


      Naming history
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      Miksicus acuminata was first described by Fabricius in 1775 under the name Cetonia acuminata. Later, in 1963, Mikŝić used this species as the type for his newly described genus Urbania, so the beetle was renamed to Urbania acuminata. But Özdikmen & Turgut (2009) found Urbania to be a junior homonym (it clashed with another genus "Urbania" described by Hampson in 1901) and introduced the replacement name Miksicus for the genus Urbania (in honour of René Miksic, who originally described the genus Urbania), so today the valid name is Miksicus acuminatus.

      The species has been described as "new" by various authors (and later synonymized or renamed). Some of the names it has been known by are these:
      Cetonia acuminata Fabricius, 1775
      Cetonia marmorata Fabricius, 1801
      Cetonia marmorea Weber, 1801
      Cetonia daldorffi Schonherr, 1817
      Urbania acuminata (Fabricius, 1775)
      Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
  2. Thanks! I updated it's entry. Posted 3 years ago

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Miksicus acuminatus (Fabricius, 1775) is a medium large (14,4-18,5mm) beetle in the subfamily Cetoniinae (somewhat related to the Rose Chafers from the northern hemisphere).

Other similar looking species might be Protaetia (Pseudourbania) pectoralis Mohnike, 1871 and P (P) guttulata Burmeister, 1842

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by morpheme
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Uploaded Dec 2, 2016. Captured in Taman Sari Yogyakarta, Indonesia.