Boreosaragus

Boreosaragus sp., copyright Bill & Mark Bell.

Belongs within: Heleini.

Boreosaragus is a genus of tenebrionid beetles with strong costae on the elytra, found in Northern Australia (Matthews & Bouchard 2008).

Characters (from Matthews & Bouchard 2008): Length 12–20 mm. Flightless. Disc of pronotum more or less evenly convex. Pronotal flanges not extended over head. Elytra each with two or three costae, sometimes zig-zagged, inner costa usually more prominent and, with opposite one, forming a raised flattened longitudinal median surface. Metaventrite along midline shorter than first ventrite. Intercoxal process of first abdominal ventrite broadened, subquadrate. Forespur not enlarged.

<==Boreosaragus Matthews 1993MB08
    |--*B. lugubris (Lea 1897) [=Saragus lugubris]MB08
    |--B. abnormis (Carter 1933) [=Saragus abnormis]MB08
    |--B. addendus (Blackburn 1896) [=Saragus addendus]MB08
    |--B. bicarinatus (Champion 1894) [=Saragus bicarinatus]MB08
    |--B. clathratus (Macleay 1888) [=Saragus clathratus]MB08
    |--B. confirmatus (Pascoe 1870) [=Saragus confirmatus; incl. S. opacipennis Macleay 1888]MB08
    |--B. crenulatus (Macleay 1888) [=Saragus crenulatus]MB08
    |--B. interstitialis (Haag-Rutenberg 1878) [=Saragus interstitialis]MB08
    |--B. intricatus (Champion 1894) [=Saragus intricatus]MB08
    |--B. laevicollis (Fabricius 1775) [=Silpha laevicollis; incl. Saragus reticulatus Haag-Rutenberg 1878]MB08
    |--B. luridus (Haag-Rutenberg 1878) [=Saragus luridus]MB08
    |--B. novemcostatus (Carter 1911) [=Saragus novemcostatus]MB08
    |--B. rubidiventris (Carter 1928) [=Saragus rubidiventris]MB08
    |--B. subreticulatus (Carter 1918) [=Saragus subreticulatus]MB08
    `--B. tricarinatus (Blackburn 1892) [=Saragus tricarinatus]MB08

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[MB08] Matthews, E. G., & P. Bouchard. 2008. Tenebrionid Beetles of Australia: Descriptions of tribes, keys to genera, catalogue of species. Australian Biological Resources Study: Canberra.

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