Skip to main content

Revision of the Australian Coccinellidae (Coleoptera). Genus Diomus Mulsant. Part 1

Buy Article:

$30.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

The first paper dealing with revision of the Australian members of cosmopolitan genus Diomus Mulsant treats 30 species, mostly with distinct colour pattern, that can be identified using external characters. Nomenclatural history, diagnoses, illustrations and distribution are provided for each species. Fifteen new species are described: Diomus ancorus sp. nov., D. bimaculatus sp. nov., D. brookfieldi sp. nov., D. capital sp. nov., D. kuranda sp. nov., D. kosciuszko sp. nov., D. millaamillaa sp. nov., D. marmorosus sp. nov., D. ningning sp. nov., D. reidi sp. nov., D. storeyi sp. nov., D. tinaroo sp. nov., D. torres sp. nov., D. weiri sp. nov., D. zborowskii sp. nov.. The following new synonyms are proposed: Diomus sphragitis (Weise, 1885) = Scymnus trilobus Lea, 1902 = Scymnus indistinctus Lea, 1902; Diomus sydneyensis (Blackburn, 1892) = Scymnus mimicus Lea, 1902 = Scymnus pectoralis Lea, 1902 (new synonyms). Scymnus australis Blackburn, 1889 is transferred to Diomus (new combination). Lectotypes are designated for the following taxa: Diomus rusticus Weise, 1859; Scymnus australis Blackburn, 1889; S. corticalis Lea, 1908; S. cucullifer Blackburn, 1892; S. ementitor Blackburn, 1895; S. flavifrons Blackburn, 1889; S. flavolaterus Lea, 1926; S. indistinctus Lea, 1902; S. jocosus Blackburn, 1892; S. kamerungensis Blackburn, 1895; S. meyricki Blackburn, 1889; S. mimicus Lea, 1902; S. notescens Blackburn, 1889; S. pectoralis Lea, 1902; S. (D.) pumilio Weise, 1885; S. (D.) scapularis Weise, 1885; S. striatus Lea, 1902; S. sydneyensis Blackburn, 1892; S. tenebricosus Boheman, 1859 and S. trilobus Lea, 1902.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Data/Media
No Metrics


Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2009-12-01

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more