Philophloeus luculentus, photographed by Stephen Thorpe.

Belongs within: Pericalina.

Philophloeus is an Australian genus of ground beetles with a long penultimate joint to the palpi, setulose-punctate interstices on the elytra, and simple, dorsally setulose tarsi with two or three joints in the males ventrally squamose.

Philophloeus Chaudoir 1844 [=Gomelina Blanchard 1853; incl. Idius Chaudoir 1869]LM87
|--*P. australis (Dejean 1826) [=Cymindis australis, *Gomelina australis]LM87
|--P. angulatus Chaudoir 1869LM87
|--P. australasiae Chaudoir 1869LM87
|--P. bivittatus Sloane 1920LM87
|--P. brunnipennis Macleay 1871LM87
|--P. confertus Blackburn 1892LM87
|--P. discorufus Sloane 1898LM87
|--P. distinguendus Chaudoir 1869LM87
|--P. eucalypti Germar 1848 [incl. P. grandiceps Chaudoir 1869, P. eucalypti tasmaniae Blackburn 1892]LM87
|--P. fuscipennis Germar 1848LM87
|--P. immaculatus Chaudoir 1869LM87
|--P. intermedius Chaudoir 1869LM87
|--P. laticollis Blackburn 1892LM87
|--P. luculentus (Newman 1842) [=Lebia luculenta; incl. P. luculentus guttifera Sloane 1911]LM87
|--P. maculatus Macleay 1871LM87
|--P. moestus (Chaudoir 1869) [=*Idius moestus]LM87
|--P. monticola Blackburn 1892LM87
|--P. myrmecophilus Lea 1912LM87
|--P. obtusus Chaudoir 1869LM87
|--P. occidentalis Blackburn 1890LM87
|--P. opaciceps Blackburn 1890LM87
|--P. ornatus Blackburn 1892 [incl. P. truncatus Sloane 1898]LM87
|--P. planus (Newman 1840) [=Lebia plana]LM87
|--P. puberulus Chaudoir 1869LM87
|--P. pygmaeus Blackburn 1892LM87
|--P. quadripennis Chaudoir 1869LM87
|--P. rectangulus Chaudoir 1869LM87
|--P. simsoni Sloane 1920LM87
|--P. sydneyensis Blackburn 1892LM87
|--P. unicolor Chaudoir 1869LM87
`--P. vittatus Macleay 1871LM87

*Type species of generic name indicated


[LM87] Lawrence, J. F., B. P. Moore, J. E. Pyke & T. A. Weir. 1987. Zoological Catalogue of Australia vol. 4. Coleoptera: Archostemata, Myxophaga and Adephaga. Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra.

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