Osmoderma eremita

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Osmoderma eremita
Osmoderma eremita female.jpg
Scientific classification
O. eremita
Binomial name
Osmoderma eremita

Osmoderma eremita, or Eremit, is a dark-brown beetle with a glossy surface and has a length of 20 to 40 mm in adult stage. It smells like leather or apricot. The beetle is common in Europe, except for the United Kingdom, Iceland, Ireland, Malta, Portugal, and San Marino. The Eremit lives near old trees in parks, avenues and roadsides. Due to loss of old trees, the beetle has decreased all over its distribution range.[2]

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  1. Nieto A.; et al. (2010). "Osmoderma eremita". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2016-08-02.
  2. "Osmoderma eremita (Scopoli, 1763)". Fauna Europaea.

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