Diaperina

Platydema ruficorne, copyright xpda.

Belongs within: Diaperinae.

The Diaperina are a cosmopolitan group of darkling beetles with an asymmetric pattern of setae on the labrum. Species of the northern Australian genus Pentaphyllus have antennae with a distinct five-segmented club and elytra lacking striae or large punctures, whereas other genera have less distinctly capitate antennae (Matthews & Bouchard 2008).

Characters (from Aaltu et al. 2002): Globular or short oval beetles. Antennae gradually enlarged or with distinct five- to eight-segmented club; eyes exceeding epistomal canthi; mesocoxal cavities usually closed by mesepimeron; epipleuron often gradually narrowed to elytral apex; aedeagus without clavae.

<==Diaperina
|--Neomida Latreille 1829 [incl. Arrhenoplita Kirby 1837, Evoplus LeConte 1866, Hoplocephala Agassiz 1846]AT02
| `--N. callistomonis (Motschulsky 1873) [=Hoplocephala callistomonis]MB08
|--Liodema Horn 1870AT02
| `--L. laeve (Haldeman 1848)AT02
|--Diaperis Muller 1764 [incl. Allophasia Pascoe 1871]AT02
| |--D. boletiL02
| |--D. maculata Olivier 1791B14
| `--D. nigronotataB14
|--Sciophagus Sharp 1885 [incl. Pachycerus Montrouzier 1860 (preoc.)]MB08
| |--*S. pandanicola (Boisduval 1835) [=Uloma pandanicola]MB08
| |--*Pachycerus’ domesticus Montrouzier 1860MB08
| |--S. flavipes Gebien 1920MB08
| `--‘Pachycerus’ rugosus Lucas 1846E12
|--Pentaphyllus Dejean 1821MB08 [incl. Iphicorynus Jacquelin du Val 1861AT02]
| |--*P. testaceus (Hellwig 1792) [=Mycetophagus testaceus]MB08
| |--P. erectus (Lea 1898) [=Arrhenoplita erecta]MB08
| |--P. exilis (Champion 1894) [=Arrhenoplita exilis]MB08
| `--P. pygmaeus (Champion 1894) [=Arrhenoplita pygmaea]MB08
|--Ceropria Laporte & Brullé 1831MB08
| |--*C. induta (Wiedemann 1819) [=Helops indutus]MB08
| |--C. maculata Gebien 1911 [=C. bifasciata Carter 1908 (preoc.); incl. C. quadriplagiata Gebien 1920]MB08
| |--C. peregrina Pascoe 1866 [incl. Hoplocephala janthinipennis Chevrolat 1877, Platydema novica Motschulsky 1873]MB08
| |--C. subocellata Laporte de Castelnau & Brullé 1831K77
| `--C. valga Pascoe 1869M86
|--Ulomoides Blackburn 1888 [incl. Martianus Fairmaire 1893, Palembus Casey 1891, Tenebriomimus Kolbe 1901]AT02
| |--*U. humeralis Blackburn 1888MB08
| |--U. abdominalis (Gebien 1908) [=Platydema abdominale]MB08
| |--U. australis (Carter 1932) [=Martianus australis]MB08
| |--U. blairi (Carter 1920) [=Alphitobius blairi]MB08
| |--U. heroni (Carter 1929) [=Platydema heroni]MB08
| |--U. limbatus (Carter 1921) [=Platydema limbata]MB08
| |--U. macleayi Carter 1926MB08
| |--U. ocularis (Casey 1891)AT02
| |--U. pascoei (Macleay 1872) [=Platydema pascoei; incl. P. victoriae Blackburn 1893]MB08
| |--U. rufibasis (Carter 1918) [=Platydema rufibasis]MB08
| |--U. semele (Hinton 1947) [=Martianus semele]MB08
| |--U. tetraspilotus (Hope 1843) [=Neomida tetraspilota; incl. Alphitophagus tasmanus Marseul 1876]MB08
| `--U. xamiaphila (Carter 1920) [=Alphitobius xamiaphila]MB08
`--Platydema Laporte & Brullé 1831MB08 [incl. Histeropsis Chevrolat 1878AT02, Typhobia Pascoe 1869AT02]
|--*P. dejeani Laporte & Brullé 1831MB08
|--P. aries Pascoe 1869MB08
|--P. caesifrons Mars 1876G89
|--P. detersum (Walker 1858) [=Crypticus detersus]MB08
|--P. dextracornutum Kulzer 1964MB08
|--P. fuligineum (Pascoe 1869) [=Typhobia fuliginea]MB08
|--P. hackeri Carter 1928MB08
|--P. hilli (Carter 1937) [=Alphitobius hilli]MB08
|--P. laticolle Macleay 1872MB08
|--P. limacella Pascoe 1869 [incl. P. fossulatum Blackburn 1888]MB08
|--P. macleayi Carter 1926 [=Ulomoides carteri Matthews 2004]MB08
|--P. metallicum Carter 1908MB08
|--P. nigrosuffusum Carter 1926MB08
|--P. paradoxum Kulzer 1964MB08
|--P. piceum Cast. & Brullé 1831FS90
|--P. ruficorneBF01
|--P. striatum (Montrouzier 1860) (see below for synonymy)MB08
|--P. sulcatopunctatum Carter 1922MB08
|--P. taylori Carter 1929MB08
|--P. tetraspilota Hope 1842M86
`--P. tricuspis Motschulsky 1873MB08

Platydema striatum (Montrouzier 1860) [=Neomida striata; incl. P. championi Blackburn 1891, P. kanalense Perroud 1864, P. obscurum Blackburn 1889 (preoc.), P. oriticum Pascoe 1869, P. spicatum Olliff 1889]MB08

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[AT02] Aalbu, R. L., C. A. Triplehorn, J. M. Campbell, K. W. Brown, R. E. Somerby & D. B. Thomas. 2002. Tenebrionidae Latreille 1802. In: Arnett, R. H., Jr, M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley & J. H. Frank (eds) American Beetles vol. 2. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea pp. 463–509. CRC Press.

[BF01] Bochkov, A. V., & A. Fain. 2001. Phylogeny and system of the Cheyletidae (Acari: Prostigmata) with special reference to their host-parasite associations. Bulletin de l’Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique Entomologie 71: 5–36.

[B14] Bouchard, P. (ed.) 2014. The Book of Beetles: A lifesize guide to six hundred of nature’s gems. Ivy Press: Lewes (United Kingdom).

[E12] Evenhuis, N. L. 2012. Publication and dating of the Exploration Scientifique de l’Algérie: Histoire Naturelle des Animaux Articulés (1846–1849) by Pierre Hippolyte Lucas. Zootaxa 3448: 1–61.

[FS90] Fleutiaux, E., & A. Sallé. 1890. Liste des coléoptères de la Guadeloupe et descriptions d’espèces nouvelles. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France, 6e série 9: 351–484.

[G89] Gestro, R. 1889. Viaggio ab Assab nel Mar Rosso dei signori G. Doria ed O. Beccari con il R. Avviso “Esploratore” dal 16 Novembre 1879 al 26 Febbraio 1880.—IV. Coleotteri. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Serie 2a, 7: 5–72.

[K77] Kaszab, Z. 1977. Tenebrionidae der Nepal-Expeditionen von Dr. J. Martens (1969–1974) (Insecta: Coleoptera). Senckenbergiana Biologica 57 (4–6): 241–283.

[L02] Latreille, P. A. 1802. Histoire Naturelle, générale et particulière des crustacés et des insectes vol. 3. Familles naturelles des genres. F. Dufart: Paris.

[M86] Masters, G. 1886. Catalogue of the described Coleoptera of Australia. Part IV. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (2): 259–380.

[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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