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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Coccinelloidea

Familia: Coccinellidae
Subfamilia: Coccinellinae
Tribus: Chilocorini
Genus: Halmus
Species (6): H. chalybeus – H. coelestris – H. cupripennis – H. evelynensis – H. hilli – H. viridis
Name

Halmus Mulsant, 1850
Gender: masculine
Original status: valid subgenus of Orcus
Type species: Coccinella chalybea Boisduval, 1835
Fixation: monotypy

Mating Steelblues

Halmus chalybeus

References

Leschen, R.A.B., Lawrence, J.F., Kuschel, G. & Thorpe, S. & Wang, Q. 2003. Coleoptera genera of New Zealand. New Zealand entomologist 26(1): 15–28. DOI: 10.1080/00779962.2003.9722105 Full text PDF Reference page.
Macfarlane, R.P. et al. 2010: [Chapter] NINE Phylum ARTHROPODA SUBPHYLUM HEXAPODA Protura, springtails, Diplura, and insects. Pp. 233-467 in Gordon, D.P. (ed.): New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume 2. Kingdom Animalia. Chaetognatha, Ecdysozoa, ichnofossils. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, New Zealand. ISBN 978-1-87725793-3
Mulsant 1850 Ann. Soc. Agric. Lyon, (2) 2, 471 (Spec. Col. Sécuripalpes, 1851, 471 Google books).
Ślipiński, A. & Giorgi, J.A. 2006. Revision of the Australian Coccinellidae (Coleoptera). Part 6. Tribe Chilocorini. Annales Zoologici 56(2): 265-304. Abstract. Reference page.

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Nomenclator Zoologicus

Halmus is a genus of beetle of the family Coccinellidae.
Species

Halmus chalybeus (Boisduval, 1835) - Steel-blue Ladybird
Halmus coelestris (Blackburn, 1891)
Halmus cupripennis Weise, 1923
Halmus evelynensis (Weise, 1923)
Halmus hilli Ślipiński et Giorgi, 2006
Halmus viridis Ślipiński et Giorgi, 2006

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