Omolipus sp., from Matthews & Bouchard (2008).

Belongs within: Stenochiinae.

Omolipus is a genus of wingless darkling beetles found in Australia (Matthews & Bouchard 2008).

Characters (from Matthews & Bouchard 2008): Length 6–16 mm. Clypeolabral membrane concealed. Pronotum strongly convex, with obtuse hind angles. Elytra usually without, or with superficial, striae joining punctures, rarely deeply striate. Wingless, metaventrite along midline shorter than first abdominal ventrite. Preapical tarsomere lobed.

<==Omolipus Pascoe 1860MB08
    |--*O. corvus Pascoe 1860 [incl. O. grandis Macleay 1872]MB08
    |--O. angustus Carter 1915MB08
    |--O. bimetallicus Carter 1915MB08
    |--O. coeruleus Carter 1918MB08
    |--O. cyaneipennis Champion 1894MB08
    |--O. cyaneus Pascoe 1870 [incl. O. chalybeus Gebien 1908]MB08
    |--O. gnesioides Pascoe 1869MB08
    |--O. grimwadei Oke 1951MB08
    |--O. laevis Pascoe 1869MB08
    |--O. nitidus Carter 1926MB08
    |--O. oblongus Bates 1873 [incl. O. affinis Gebien 1908]MB08
    |--O. ovatus Carter 1922MB08
    |--O. parvus Bates 1873MB08
    |--O. punctatosulcatus Carter 1920MB08
    |--O. socius Pascoe 1862MB08
    `--O. submetallicus Gebien 1908MB08

*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.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.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