Studies on the taxonomy and distribution of Cetoniinae (Leach, 1815) from Sindh-Pakistan


  • Mehtab Ali Mahar Department of Zoology, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur-Pakistan
  • Waheed Ali Panhwar Department of Zoology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro-Pakistan
  • Abdul Manan Shaikh Department of Zoology, Government College University Hyderabad-Pakistan
  • Bhoojo Mal Department of Zoology, Government College University Hyderabad-Pakistan
  • Shahnoor Suhriani Department of Zoology, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur-Pakistan
  • Badar Alam Samejo Department of Zoology, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur-Pakistan
  • Mushtaque Ali Junejo Department of Zoology, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur-Pakistan
  • Ranjeet Kumar Department of Zoology, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur-Pakistan
  • Sajjad Ali Larik Department of Zoology, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur-Pakistan



Flower chafers, Species, Ecology, Scarabaeidae, Illustration


Cetoniinae are the members of scarab beetles commonly known as flower scarabs, fruit, chafers, and beetle.  The present study was conducted from 2021 to 2023 in different ecological zones of Sindh-Pakistan. A total of 77 specimens were collected and sorted out into family Scarabaeidae, subfamily Cetoniinae with 02 genera i-e: Clinteria (Burmeister, 1842) and Protaetia (Burmeister, 1842) and with 02 species i-e: Clinteria klugi (Hope, 1831) and Protaetia aurichalcea (Fabricius, 1775) respectively. Besides this, species description, geographical maps, ecological data, and digital images of studied species are illustrated in the present paper.


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How to Cite

Mahar, M. A., Panhwar, W. A., Shaikh, A. M., Mal, B., Suhriani, S., Samejo, B. A., Junejo, M. A., Kumar, R., & Larik, S. A. (2024). Studies on the taxonomy and distribution of Cetoniinae (Leach, 1815) from Sindh-Pakistan. Journal of Wildlife and Biodiversity, 8(3), 348–364.

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