Pseudoclithria maura, from Friends of Queens Park Bushland.

Belongs within: Cetoniinae.

Pseudoclithria is an Australian genus of cetoniine beetles with costate elytra and non-metallic coloration. The type species P. hirticeps is known from northeastern coastal Queensland (Cassis & Weir 1992).

<==Pseudoclithria van der Poll 1886 [Xiphoscelidini]CW92
    |--P. hirticeps (Macleay 1871)CW92 (see below for synonymy)
    |--P. adusta (Janson 1889) [=Diaphonia adusta]CW92
    |--P. anchoralis Lea 1914CW92
    |--P. dejecta Lea 1914CW92
    |--P. erythroptera Lea 1914CW92
    |--P. fossor Lea 1914CW92
    |--P. kershawi Lea 1914CW92
    |--P. mastersii (Macleay 1871) [=Schizorhina mastersii]CW92
    |--P. maura (Janson 1874)CW92 [=Diaphonia mauraCW92, Metallesthes mauraM86]
    |--P. ruficornis (Westwood 1874) [=Diaphonia ruficornis]CW92
    `--P. rugosa (Schaum 1848)CW92 [=Schizorrhina (Diaphonia) rugosaCW92, Metallesthes rugosaM86]

Pseudoclithria hirticeps (Macleay 1871)CW92 [=Schizorhina hirticepsCW92, Chondropyga hirticepsM86; incl. Clithria bicostata Kraatz 1885CW92, *Pseudoclithria bicostataCW92, Diaphonia hirtifrons Thomson 1878CW92, Schizorhina nigrans Macleay 1871CW92]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[CW92] Cassis, G., & T. A. Weir. 1992. Cetoniinae. In: Houston, W. W. K. (ed.) Zoological Catalogue of Australia vol. 9. Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea pp. 426–454. AGPS Press: Canberra.

[M86] Masters, G. 1886. Catalogue of the described Coleoptera of Australia. Part III. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (1): 21–126.

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