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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: Tenebrionoidea

Familia: Mordellidae
Subfamilia: Mordellinae
Tribus: Mordellini
Genus: Hoshihananomia
Species: H. antarctica – H. dumbrelli – H. masatakai – H. masumotoi – H. michaelae – H. multiguttata – H. okuboi

Hoshihananomia Kono, 1935

Machairophora Franciscolo, 1943 [nec Machairophora Hampson, 1893]. Type species: Mordella tibialis Broun, 1880 [=Mordella antarctica White, 1846], by original designation. [syn. confirmed by Lu (2009: 24)]


Franciscolo, M. 1943: Machairophora, nuovo genere della tribu' dei Mordellini ed alcune note sistematiche e sinonimiche sui Mordellidae (Col. Heteromera). Bollettino della Società Entomologica Italiana, 75: 33–40.
Horák, J. 1986: Beitrag zur Systematik der Gattung Hoshihananomia Kono (Coleoptera, Mordellidae). Reichenbachia 23(29): 161–164. Reference page.
Kiyoyama, Y. 1993: A study on the genus Hoshihananomia Kono from Japan and Taiwan (Coleoptera: Mordellidae). Transactions of the Shikoku Entomological Society, 20(2): 71–86.
Kiyoyama, Y. 2010: A new species of the genus Hoshihananomia KONO (Coleoptera: Mordellidae) from Luzon Is., the Philippines. Entomological review of Japan, 65(1): 15–19. [not seen]
Lu, W. 2009: Tumbling flower beetles from New Zealand (Coleoptera: Mordellidae) with new synonymies for some Australian species. New Zealand entomologist, 32: 23–40.
Takakuwa, M. 1986: The group of Hoshihananomia hananomi (Coleoptera, Mordellidae) in Japan. Special Bulletin of the Japanese Society of Coleopterology, 2: 237–244.
Takakuwa, M. 2011: A new species of the genus Hoshihananomia (Coleoptera, Mordellidae) from Leyte Island of the Philippines. In: Kawai, S. (ed.) Masumushi: entomological papers dedicated to Dr. Kimio Masumoto on the occasion of his retirement. [Special publication of the Japanese Society of Scarabaeoidology], (1): 253–256. [Publication date: '25 April 2011', sourced from title page of book] [not seen]

Hoshihananomia is a genus of tumbling flower beetles in the family Mordellidae. There are at least 40 described species in Hoshihananomia.[1][2][3][4][5]


These 43 species belong to the genus Hoshihananomia:

Hoshihananomia antaretica (White, 1846)
Hoshihananomia auromaculata g
Hoshihananomia composita (Walker, 1858) g
Hoshihananomia elegans (Maeklin, 1875)
Hoshihananomia formosana Nakane & Normura, 1950 g
Hoshihananomia gabonica (Píc, 1920)
Hoshihananomia gacognei (Mulsant, 1852) g
Hoshihananomia hononomi Kônô
Hoshihananomia inflammata (LeConte, 1862) i c g b
Hoshihananomia katoi Nakane & Nomura, 1957 g
Hoshihananomia kirai Nakane & Nomura, 1950 g
Hoshihananomia kuatunensis Ermisch, 1968
Hoshihananomia kurosai Chûjô & Nakane, 1955
Hoshihananomia kusuii Nomura, 1975
Hoshihananomia libanica (Méquignon, 1942)
Hoshihananomia luteonotatipennis (Píc, 1936)
Hoshihananomia maroniensis (Pic, 1924) g
Hoshihananomia masatakai Tsuru & Takakuwa, 2007 g
Hoshihananomia michaelae Horák, 1986
Hoshihananomia minuscula Nomura, 1967 g
Hoshihananomia mitsuoi Nakane & Nomura, 1950
Hoshihananomia nakanei Takakuwa, 1986 g
Hoshihananomia notabilis (M'Leay, 1887)
Hoshihananomia ochrothorax Nomura, 1975
Hoshihananomia octomaculata (McLeay, 1873)
Hoshihananomia octopunctata (Fabricius, 1775) i c g b
Hoshihananomia olbrechtsi Ermisch, 1952
Hoshihananomia oshimae Nomura, 1967 g
Hoshihananomia paolii Franciscolo, 1943
Hoshihananomia perlata (Sulzer, 1776) g
Hoshihananomia perlineata (Fall, 1907) i c g b
Hoshihananomia picta (Chevrolat, 1829) g
Hoshihananomia pirika Kôno, 1935
Hoshihananomia pseudauromaculata Kiyoyama, 1993 g
Hoshihananomia pseudoelegans Franciscolo, 1952
Hoshihananomia pseudohananomi Kiyoyama, 1993
Hoshihananomia schoutedeni Ermisch, 1952
Hoshihananomia signifera Ermisch, 1965
Hoshihananomia tibialis (Broun, 1880)
Hoshihananomia transsylvanica Ermisch, 1977 g
Hoshihananomia trichopalpis Nomura, 1975
Hoshihananomia tristis Ermisch, 1952
Hoshihananomia ussuriensis Ermisch, 1970

Data sources: i = ITIS,[1] c = Catalogue of Life,[2] g = GBIF,[3] b = Bugguide.net[4]

"Hoshihananomia Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
"Browse Hoshihananomia". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
"Hoshihananomia". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
"Hoshihananomia Genus Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2018-05-03.

"Mordellidae Species List at Joel Hallan's Biology Catalog. Texas A&M University". Archived from the original on 7 October 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2015.

Further reading

Arnett, R.H. Jr.; Thomas, M. C.; Skelley, P. E.; Frank, J. H., eds. (2002). American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. ISBN 978-0849309540.
Blatchley, W.S. (1910). An illustrated descriptive catalogue of the Coleoptera, beetles (exclusive of the Rhynchophora) known to occur in Indiana. Nature Pub.
Bouchard, Patrice; Bousquet, Yves; Davies, Anthony E.; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel A.; et al. (2011). "Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)". ZooKeys. Pensoft Publishers (88): 1–972. doi:10.3897/zookeys.88.807. ISSN 1313-2989. PMC 3088472. PMID 21594053.
Bright, Donald E. (1986). "Family: Mordellidae". A Catalog of the Coleoptera of America North of Mexico. United States Department of Agriculture.
Jackman, John A. (1991). "Notes on the nomenclature of Mordellidae of America north of Mexico". The Coleopterists Bulletin. 45 (4): 323–330. ISSN 0010-065X.
LeConte, John L. (1862). "Synopsis of the Mordellidae of the United States". Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 14: 43–51.
LeConte, J.L. (1861). Classification of the Coleoptera of North America. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. Vol. 3. Smithsonian Institution. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.38459. ISBN 0665100558.
Lisberg, Anneke E. (2003). "Taxonomic changes for fifteen species of North American Mordellidae (Coleoptera)". Insecta Mundi. 17 (3–4): 191–194. ISSN 0749-6737.
White, Richard E. (1998) [1983]. A Field Guide to the Beetles of North America (Peterson Field Guides). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 0395910897.

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