Michele De Palma

Michele De Palma
Michele De Palma


Michele (Miki) De Palma (1973) is professor of cancer biology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. In his spare time, Miki has revised several groups of African Cetoniinae in the tribe Goliathini, including Goliathus, Fornasinius, Eudicella, Dicronorhina, and Mecynorhina. Further groups are being studied at this time.


Michele De Palma
EPFL, School of Life Sciences
CH-1015 Lausanne

EMAIL: michele.depalma@epfl.ch


De Palma, M., &; Malec, P. Pachytephraea attenboroughi n. gen., n. sp., an atypical
small Cetoniine from Tanzania (Scarabaeidae; Cetoniinae). Entomologia Africana,
Sept 2020; 25(2):35-40.

De Palma, M., Takano, H., Leonard, P., & Bouyer, T. Barcoding analysis and
taxonomic revision of Goliathus Lamarck, 1802 (Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae).
Entomologia Africana, Feb 2020; 25(1):11-32. (Free full text here:

De Palma, M. Taxonomic revision of genus Fornasinius Bertoloni (Scarabaeidae:
Cetoniinae), with description of new taxa. Entomologia Africana, March 2018;

De Palma, M. Remarks on the status of Fornasinius insignis ab. funereus Burgeon,
1937 (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Cetoniinae, Goliathini). Lambillionea, Feb 2018;

De Palma, M. & Takano, H. Identification of the Goliath beetles Fornasinius fornasini
Bertoloni and Fornasinius hauseri Kraatz (Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae).
BioArxiv 2018. (Free full text here: https://doi.org/10.1101/242750).

De Palma, M. & Di Gennaro, C. Description of Fornasinius hermes sp. nov.
(Coleoptera: Cetoniidae : Goliathini). Entomologia Africana, March 2017; 22(1): 31-

De Palma, M. & Frantz, S. Identification of Scarabaeus micans Drury and taxonomic
notes on Dicronorhina Hope, with description of a new species (Coleoptera:
Cetoniinae). Cetoniimania, March 2011; 1(2): 05-36.

De Palma, M. Description of a new Eudicella daphnis (Buquet) from Eastern Africa
(Coleoptera: Cetoniinae). Cetoniimania, Nov. 2010; 1(1): 25-38.

De Palma, M. & Frantz, S. Taxonomic Revision of Megalorhina Westwood and
subgeneric classification of Mecynorhina Hope (Coleoptera: Cetoniinae).
Natura Edizioni Scientifiche 2010, pp. 1-80; 16 plates. ISBN: 978-88-89327-07-4

De Palma, M. Taxonomic Revision of Eudicella White (Coleoptera: Cetoniinae) and
Iconographic Catalogue. Natura Edizioni Scientifiche 2009, pp. 1-48; 32 plates.
ISBN: 978-88-89327-06-7.


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