BeetlesHermit Beetles

Hermit Beetles

Osmoderma eremita, the Hermit Beetle or Russian leather beetle, is a species of European beetle in the family Scarabaeidae. Adults reach between 28 and 32 mm in length. The larvae develop in hollow trees. Oak is the most important tree species, but the larvae may develop in any tree species with suitable hollows. Wikipedia


  • Scientific name: Osmoderma eremita
  • Conservation status: Near Threatened (Population decreasing)
  • Higher classification: Osmoderma
  • Rank: Species
  • Order: Coleoptera
  • Family: Scarabaeidae

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