Megatominae

Variegated carpet beetle Anthrenus verbasci, copyright Olei.

Belongs within: Bostrichoidea.

The Megatominae are a group of dermestid beetles characterised by the presence of an ocellus together with a relatively long basal segment on the hind tarsus. A number of species are notorious storage pests. The carpet beetles of the genus Anthrenus have a vestiture of flat, colourful scales (Kingsolver 2002).

<==Megatominae [Anthreninae, Anthrenini]
    |--Anthrenocerus australisLB91
    |--Myrmeanthrenus frontalisLB91
    |--Pseudohadrotoma Kalik 1949K02
    |--Orphinus Motschulsky 1858 [incl. Aethriosia Reitter 1908]K02
    |    |--O. fulvipes (Guérin 1838)K02
    |    `--O. quornensisM85
    |--Ctesias Stephens 1830 [incl. Megatoma Dejean 1821 nec Herbst 1792 nec Kugelann 1792, Tiresias Stephens 1932]K02
    |    `--C. dusmae Beal 1960K02
    |--Reesa Beal 1967K02
    |    `--R. vespulae (Milliron 1939)K02
    |--Dearthrus LeConte 1861K02
    |    |--D. longulus LeConte 1868K02
    |    `--D. stebbinsi Beal 1954K02
    |--Megatoma Herbst 1792K02
    |    |--M. rufitarsisR26
    |    |--M. serraR26
    |    `--M. undata (Linnaeus 1758)G20, L58 [=Dermestes undatusG20]
    |--Thaumaglossa Redtenbacher 1868 [incl. Axinocerus Jayne 1882]K02
    |    |--T. americana Jayne 1882K02
    |    |--T. libochoras Beal 1952K02
    |    `--T. nigricansLB91
    |--Cryptorhopalum Guérin 1838K02
    |    |--C. australicum Blackb. 1891M96
    |    |--C. electron Beal 1972P92
    |    |--C. fulvipes Guér. 1838FS90
    |    |--C. interioris Blackb. 1891M96
    |    |--C. quornense Blackb. 1894M96
    |    `--C. woodvillense Blackb. 1891M96
    |--Anthrenus Geoffroy 1792K02
    |    |  i. s.: A. caucasicusC01
    |    |         A. flindersi Blackb. 1891M96
    |    |         A. fulvicornisR26
    |    |         A. fuscusC01
    |    |         A. museorum (Linnaeus 1761)B14
    |    |         A. ocellifer Blackb. 1891M96
    |    |         A. pulchellus Gestro 1889G89
    |    |         A. scrophulariaeB70
    |    |         A. socius Lea 1895M96
    |    |         A. subclavigerG89
    |    |         A. variusM96
    |    |         A. verbasciB14 [=Nathrenus verbasciOM91]
    |    |         A. voraxB70
    |    |--A. (Florilinus Mulsant & Rey 1868)K02
    |    |--A. (Helocerus Mulsant & Rey 1868)K02
    |    `--A. (Nathrenus Casey 1900)K02
    |--Neoanthrenus ocelliferM85
    |--Adelaidia rigua Blackb. 1891M85, M96
    `--Trogoderma Berthold 1827 (see below for synonymy)K02
         |--T. adelaidae Blackb. 1891M96
         |--T. alpicola Blackb. 1891M96
         |--T. antipodum Blackb. 1891M96
         |--‘Psacus’ attagenoidesM86
         |--T. baldiense Blackb. 1892M96
         |--T. difficile Blackb. 1892M96
         |--T. eyrense Blackb. 1892M96
         |--T. froggatti Blackb. 1892M96
         |--T. granariumB74
         |--T. insulare Chevr. 1863L90
         |--T. lindense Blackb. 1891M96
         |--T. macleayi Blackb. 1891M96
         |--‘Psacus’ mastersi Macleay 1872M86
         |--T. meyricki Blackb. 1891M96
         |--T. occidentale Blackb. 1891M96
         |--T. reitteri Blackb. 1892M96
         |--T. singulare Blackb. 1891M96
         |--T. variabileMHG04
         |--T. varipes Blackb. 1892M96
         |--T. versicolorB70
         `--T. yorkense Blackb. 1891M96

Trogoderma Berthold 1827 [incl. Acolpus Jayne 1882, Asidora Mulsant & Rey 1868, Entomotrogus Ganglbauer 1904, Eucnocerus Sharp 1902, Eurhopalus Solier 1849, Globicornis Guérin 1868 non Latreille 1829, Macroprion Hope 1840, Psacus Pascoe 1866]K02

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

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[B70] Britton, E. B. 1970. Coleoptera (beetles). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers pp. 495–621. Melbourne University Press.

[B74] Britton, E. B. 1974. Coleoptera (beetles). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers. Supplement 1974 pp. 62–89. Melbourne University Press.

[C01] Csiki, E. 1901. Bogarak [Coleopteren]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol. 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 75–120. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

[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.

[G20] Goldfuss, G. A. 1820. Handbuch der Naturgeschichte vol. 3. Handbuch der Zoologie pt 1. Johann Leonhard Schrag: Nürnberg.

[K02] Kingsolver, J. M. 2002. Dermestidae Gyllenhal 1808. In: Arnett, R. H., Jr, M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley & J. H. Frank (eds) American Beetles vol. 2. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea pp. 228–232. CRC Press.

[LB91] Lawrence, J. F., & E. B. Britton. 1991. Coleoptera (beetles). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers 2nd ed. vol. 2 pp. 543–683. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

[L90] Lucas, H. 1890. Note suivante relative à un coléoptère de la famille des dermestides. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France, 6e série 9: cxl–cxli.

[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.

[M96] Masters, G. 1896. Catalogue of the described Coleoptera of Australia. Supplement, part II. Dytiscidae, Gyrinidae, Hydrophyllidae, Staphylinidae, Pselaphidae, Paussidae, Silphidae, Scaphididae, Histeridae, Phalacridae, Nitidulidae, Trogositidae, Colydiidae, Cucujidae, Cryptophagidae, Lathridiidae, Mycetophagidae, Dermestidae, Byrrhidae, Parnidae, Heteroceridae. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 21 (Suppl.): 695–754.

[M85] Matthews, E. G. 1985. A Guide to the Genera of Beetles of South Australia. Part 4. Polyphaga: Byrrhoidea, Buprestoidea, Dryopoidea, Elateroidea, Cantharoidea, Derodontoidea, and Bostrichoidea. South Australian Museum: Adelaide.

[MHG04] Maynard, G. V., J. G. Hamilton & J. F. Grimshaw. 2004. Quarantine—phytosanitary, sanitary and incursion management: an Australian entomological perspective. Australian Journal of Entomology 43 (3): 318–328.

[OM91] Okamoto, M., & K. Matsumoto. 1991. Observations on the behavior of the hypopus of Lardoglyphus konoi. In: Dusbábek, F., & V. Bukva (eds) Modern Acarology: Proceedings of the VIII International Congress of Acarology, held in České Budĕjovice, Czechoslovakia, 6–11 August 1990 vol. 2 pp. 555–559. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

[P92] Poinar, G. O., Jr. 1992. Life in Amber. Stanford University Press: Stanford.

[R26] Risso, A. 1826. Histoire naturelle des principales productions de l’Europe méridionale et particulièrement de celles des environs de Nice et des Alpes maritimes vol. 5. F.-G. Levrault: Paris.

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