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Protaetia pryeri oschimana

Basic information
Scientific name Protaetia pryeri oschimana

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Common names
Higher taxon Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeoidea, Coleoptera
Natural range Amami Islands (Amamioshima, Kikaijima, Kakeromajima, Ukeshima, Yorojima, and Tokunoshima Is.)
Habitat Forest.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Established on Hachijojima Is. (Izu Islands). Range in Japan
Origin Japan.
Date The first record on Hachijojima was in 1985.
Route Accidental: Possibly hitchhiking on ornamental plants. There is a record of observation in a ship from Ogasawara (Bonin) to Hachijojima.
Impact Potentially: Competition with native flower beetles.
Native organism(s) affected: Protaetia orientalis submarmorea
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries None.
Reference Notes
  • Fujioka (2001) A list of Japanese Lamellicornia. KOGANE Supplement. The Japanese Society of Scarabeoideans, Tokyo, Japan (in Jpn)
  • Hachijo Visitor Center (2003-2009) Creatures on Hachijojima (Accessed on 2012-7-17) (in Jpn)
  • Uéno et al. (1984) The Coleoptera of Japan in Color Vol. II. Hoikusha, Osaka (in Jpn)
  • etc.
This species may have been increasing recently in Hachijojima.