Promethis nigra, from Matthews & Bouchard (2008). Scale bar = 1 mm.

Belongs within: Stenochiinae.

Promethis is an Indo-Malayan genus of relatively large stenochiine beetles with fully developed wings (Matthews & Bouchard 2008).

Characters (from Matthews & Bouchard 2008): Length 15–28 mm. Frons without pair of short longitudinal grooves between eyes. Clypeolabral membrane concealed. Pronotum with deeply impressed groove along posterior edge; sides not explanate. Winged, metaventrite along midline longer than first abdominal ventrite. Male protibiae strongly curved at apex. Ventral surface of apical tarsomere with two distinct rows of setae. Preapical tarsomere not lobed, not cupuliform.

<==Promethis Pascoe 1869 (see below for synonymy)MB08
    |--*P. angulata (Erichson 1842) [=Upis angulata, *Mederis angulata]MB08
    |--P. albertisi Kaszab 1988MB08
    |--P. carteri Kaszab 1988MB08
    |--‘Nyctobates’ coracina Fairmaire 1882 [=*Pseudobates coracina]MB08
    |--P. illaesicollis (Fairmaire 1883) [=Nyctobates illaesicollis]MB08
    |--P. lobicollis Carter 1914 (n. d.)MB08
    |--P. minor Carter 1914MB08
    |--P. nigra (Blessig 1861) [=Phthinus niger; incl. P. lethalis Pascoe 1869, P. major Carter 1914]MB08
    |--P. opaca Carter 1914MB08
    |--P. punctithorax Kaszab 1988MB08
    |--P. punctulator (Fairmaire 1883) [=Nyctobates punctulator]MB08
    |--P. quadricollis Pascoe 1869 [incl. P. pascoei Macleay 1872]MB08
    |--P. queenslandica Kaszab 1988MB08
    |--P. sterrha (Olliff 1889) [=Nyctobates sterrha]MB08
    |--P. subfoveata (Gebien 1918) [=Setenis subfoveata]MB08
    |--P. sulcigera (Boisduval 1835) (see below for synonymy)MB08
    `--‘Tenebrio’ valgus Wiedemann 1823 [=*Setenis valgus]MB08

Promethis Pascoe 1869 [=Mederis Motschulsky 1872; incl. Pediris Motschulsky 1872, Pseudobates Fairmaire 1882, Setenis Motschulsky 1872]MB08

Promethis sulcigera (Boisduval 1835) [=Upis sulcigera; incl. *Pediris longipes Motschulsky 1872, P. subopacus Waterhous 1884]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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