Pyronota festiva (male)


Taxonavigation: Scarabaeoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Staphyliniformia
Superfamilia: Scarabaeoidea

Familia: Scarabaeidae
Subfamilia: Melolonthinae
Tribus: Stethaspini
Genus: Pyronota
Species (17): P. aurata – P. coerula – P. dives – P. edwardsi – P. electa – P. festiva – P. lugubris – P. minor – P. pallida – P. punctata – P. purpurata – P. refulgens – P. regalis – P. rubra – P. setosa – P. sobrina – P. splendens



Pyronota Boisduval, 1835



Type species




Primary references

  • Boisduval, J.A. 1835: Internet Archive BHL
  • Broun, T. 1895: Descriptions of new Coleoptera from New Zealand. Annals and magazine of natural history (6), 15: 67–88; 194-203; 234-245; 405-419. Internet Archive BHL BUGZ
  • Broun, T. 1904: Descriptions of new genera and species of New Zealand Coleoptera. Annals and magazine of natural history (7), 14: 41–59, 105-127. Internet Archive BHL BUGZ
  • Hope, F.W. 1837: The coleopterist's manual, containing the lamellicorn insects of Linnaeus and Fabricius. Vol. 1 . London: H.G. Bohn. Internet Archive BHL

Additional references

  • Given, B.B. 1952: A revision of the Melolonthinae of New Zealand. Part 1: the adult beetles. New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research bulletin, 102: 1–137. BUGZ
  • Given, B.B. 1960: The Melolonthinae (Coleoptera) of New Zealand. Descriptions of new species, notes on types, and catalogue. New Zealand journal of science, 3: 363–381. BUGZ
  • Stewart, K.M. 1987: Preliminary observations on the biology of a manuka chafer, Pyronota sp. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Otago. New Zealand entomologist, 9: 60–63.
  • Ward, J.B. et al. 2007: A SURVEY OF THE ARTHROPOD FAUNA OF KENNEDYS BUSH RESERVE. Records of the Canterbury Museum, 21 : 57–68. ISSN: 0370-3878

Unpublished theses/reports

  • Brown, J.G. 1963: Biology and taxonomy of the genus Pyronota Bois. (Melolonthinae, Coleoptera). UNPUBLISHED M.AGR.SC. THESIS, LINCOLN COLLEGE, CANTERBURY UNIVERSITY, CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND.
  • Schoolmeesters, P. 2017. Scarabs: World Scarabaeidae Database (version Jul 2016). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. 2017. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 30th January 2017. Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858. Reference page.  [accessed on March 1, 2017]