Menimus bicolor, from Matthews & Bouchard (2008). Scale bar = 1 mm.

Belongs within: Diaperinae.

Menimus is an Indo-Pacific genus of tenebrionid beetles found in vine scrub and rainforests (Matthews & Bouchard 2008).

Characters (from Matthews & Bouchard 2008): Length 2.5–4.0 mm. Surfaces largely glabrous with just a few short erect bristles on sides of elytra. Antennae ten-segmented with club of three or four segments. Lateral margins of pronotum simple. Tarsal segmentation 5-5-4.

<==Menimus Sharp 1876 [incl. Ceramba Fauvel 1904, Neomenimus Kaszab 1939, Paita Fauvel 1904, Tjikoraia Pic 1921; Gnathidiina]MB08
    |  i. s.: *Neomenimus’ clavatus Kaszab 1939MB08
    |         *Ceramba’ hydrovatina Fauvel 1904MB08
    |         *Tjikoraia’ javana Pic 1921MB08
    |         *Paita’ setosella Fauvel 1904MB08
    `--M. (Menimus) [incl. Microcilibe Carter 1919]MB08
         |--*M. (M.) batesi Sharp 1876MB08
         |--M. (M.) bicolor (Carter 1914) [=Platycilibe bicolor]MB08
         |--M. (M.) castaneus (Carter 1919) [=*Microcilibe castaneum]MB08
         |--M. (M.) neboissi Kaszab 1978MB08
         `--M. (M.) triclavatus (Carter 1921) [=Platycilibe triclavata]MB08

*Type species of generic name indicated


[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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