Lomaptera sp., copyright Guido Bohne.

Belongs within: Cetoniinae.

The Lomapterina are an Indo-Australian group of flower beetles in which the basomedian lobe of the pronotum is expanded to entirely or almost entirely cover the scutellum. Many are a bright metallic green in coloration though members of Lomaptera subgenus Melanoptera are brown or blackish (Golding 2009).

<==Lomapterina G09
|–Agestrata G09
|–Mycterophalus duboulayi (Thomson 1878) G09
|–Ischiopsopha Gestro 1874 G09
|    |–*I. bifasciata (Quoy & Gaimand 1824) [=Cetonia bifasciata] CW92
|    |–I. bourkei Blackburn 1895 CW92
|    |–I. deyrollei Thomson 1878 CW92
|    |–I. erratica Krikken 1983 CW92
|    |–I. pulchripes (Thomson 1877) [=Lomaptera pulchripes] CW92
|    |–I. scheini Schürhoff 1942 CW92
|    `–I. wallacei (Thomson 1857) [=Lomaptera wallacei] CW92
|         |–I. w. wallacei CW92
|         `–I. w. wallasiana (Thomson 1860) CW92 (see below for synonymy)
`–Lomaptera Gory & Percheron 1833 CW92
|  i. s.: L. acanthopyga Lea 1914 CW92
|         L. aurata Gestro 1879 CW92
|         L. diaphonia Kraatz 1880 CW92
|           |–L. d. diaphonia CW92
|           `–L. d. nigripes Kraatz 1880 CW92
|         L. inermis M86
|         L. macrosticta Lea 1906 CW92
|         L. pygmaea Kraatz 1880 CW92
|–L. (Lomaptera) G09
|    |–*L. (L.) bivittata Gory & Percheron 1833 CW92
|    `–L. (L.) australis Wallace 1867 G09
`–L. (Melanoptera) G09
|–L. (M.) cinnamomea Thomson 1878 G09
`–L. (M.) hackeri Lea 1906 G09

Ischiopsopha wallacei wallasiana (Thomson 1860) CW92 [=Lomaptera wallasiana CW92; incl. L. yorkiana Janson 1877 CW92, Ischiopsopha yorkiana C91]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[CW92] Cassis, G., & T. A. Weir. 1992. Cetoniinae. In: Houston, W. W. K. (ed.) Zoological Catalogue of Australia vol. 9. Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea pp. 426–454. AGPS Press: Canberra.

[C91] CSIRO. 1991. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers vol. 1. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

[G09] Golding, M. R. 2009. A Pictorial Field Guide to the Beetles of Australia. Part 5: Cetoniidae. Privately published.

[M86] Macleay, W. 1886. The insects of the Fly River, New Guinea, “Coleoptera”. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (1): 136–157.

Last updated: 10 April 2022.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *