Polyphylla (Polyphylla) olivieri Laporte, 1840

The species is widely distributed in South East Europe and Near East: Albania, Greece, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Syria and Israel.
The images below show the differences between P.olivieri and its close species P.fullo Linnaeus, 1758.
P.olivieri has the sides of the base of pronotum marginated while P.fullo has the base of pronotum completely not marginated.

P.olivieri
photo Rittner
P.olivieri
from Baraud
P.fullo
photo Sabatinelli
P.fullo
from Baraud

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