Diomus Mulsant

Vandenberg, Natalia J., Iverson, Aaron & Liere, Heidi, 2018, A new species of myrmecophilous lady beetle in the genus Diomus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Diomini) from Chiapas, Mexico that feeds on green coffee scale, Coccus viridis (Green) (Hemiptera: C, Zootaxa 4420 (1), pp. 113-122: 114

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4420.1.6

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F3B2F64C-5896-4896-846A-E3B2F8B338FF

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/886E87D0-FFD4-EB15-F1C9-C090FE0E30FF

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scientific name

Diomus Mulsant
status

 

Diomus Mulsant 

Scymnus (Diomus) Mulsant 1850: 951  . Type species: Coccinella thoracica Fabricius, 1801  , by subsequent designation of Korschefsky 1931.

Diomus: Weise 1895:144  .

Nephus (Diomus)  : Iablokoff-Khnzorian 1976: 377.

Amidellus Weise 1923: 141  . Type species: Scymnus ementitor Blackburn, 1895  by original designation. Synonymized by Ślipiński 2007: 87 (see Gordon (1976) and Pang & Gordon (1986) for a more complete bibliography).

Diomus  is the most speciose genus in the tribe Diomini  Gordon, 1999, and possibly the largest genus in the entire family Coccinellidae Latreille, 1807  ( Pang & Ślipiński 2009, 2010). Diomus  was originally placed as a subgenus of Scymnus Kugellan, 1794  , and classified, until recent times, in the tribe Scymnini  Mulsant, 1846 along with a miscellaneous assortment of other small pubescent lady beetles. Gordon (1999) recognized Diomus  and allies as deserving of their own tribe Diomini  , distinct from Scymnini  , but unfortunately his circumscription of the former included some genera belonging to another tribe—Selvadiini Gordon, 1985 ( Vandenberg 2002; Vandenberg & Hanson in review). A re-circumscription and review of Diomini  is detailed in Vandenberg and Hanson (in review) and will not be repeated here.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Coccinellidae

Loc

Diomus Mulsant

Vandenberg, Natalia J., Iverson, Aaron & Liere, Heidi 2018

2018
Loc

Amidellus

: 87