Pimelia gibba, copyright Alain Berly.

Belongs within: Tenebrionidae.

The Pimeliini are a primarily Palaearctic tribe of relatively large darkling beetles in which small membranes are visible in the midline only between ventrites 3 to 5 of the abdomen (Matthews & Bouchard 2008).

    |--Trachyderma Latreille 1828MB08
    |    `--*T. hispida (Forskål 1775)MB08 [=Tenebrio hispidusMB08, Ocnera hispidaG89, Pimelia hispidaMB08]
    |    |--P. coronata (Olivier 1795)B14 [=Pimelia coronataG89]
    |    `--P. ovalis Ancey 1881G89
         |  i. s.: P. angulataG89
         |         P. barthelemyi Sol. 1837G89
         |         P. bipunctataR26
         |         P. grandisG89
         |         P. grossaL02
         |         P. minutaL02
         |         P. muricataL02
         |         P. subquadrata Sturm 1826 [incl. P. irrorata Sol. 1836]G89
         |--P. (Pimelia) glabrataG20
         `--P. (Moluris Latreille 1802)G20, L02
              |--P. (*M.) gibbaG20, L02
              `--P. (M.) striataG20

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B14] Bouchard, P. (ed.) 2014. The Book of Beetles: A lifesize guide to six hundred of nature’s gems. Ivy Press: Lewes (United Kingdom).

[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.

[L02] Latreille, P. A. 1802. Histoire Naturelle, générale et particulière des crustacés et des insectes vol. 3. Familles naturelles des genres. F. Dufart: Paris.

[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.

[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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