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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: Cleroidea

Familia: Melyridae
Subfamilia: Malachiinae
Tribus: Malachiini
Subtribus: Apalochrina
Genus: Laius
Species: L. adonis – L. alleni – L. andamanensis – L. asahinai – L. baliensis – L. coporaali – L. cyaneus – L. diabolicus – L. etsukoae – L. falcifer – L. fenchihuensis – L. flavicornis – L. keiichii – L. javanus – L. lutaoensis – L. luteonotatus – L. maai – L. madli – L. marchei – L. martirei – L. miyamotoi – L. niponicus – L. pankowi – L. parnaudeaui – L. pici – L. pisanganus – L. politus – L. purpureipennis – L. rodriguesensis – L. rufipes – L. sabangensis – L. satoi – L. sericatus – L. subcyanipennis – L. submariniformis – L. sumatrensis – L. taiwanus – L. tibialis – L. triangulatus
Name

Laius Guérin-Méneville, 1831: Plate 2, fig. 10

Type species: Laius cyaneus Guérin-Méneville, 1830: 78 (monotypy)
Synonyms

Megadeuterus Westwood, 1833
Rotomalachius Kôno, 1937

References
Primary references

Guérin-Méneville, F.E. 1826–1838. In Duperrey, L.I. Voyage autour du monde : exécuté par ordre du roi, sur la corvette de Sa Majesté, la Coquille, pendant les années 1822, 1823, 1824, et 1825. Paris. 6 vols. Zoologie 2 vols., vol. 2 by Lesson, R.P. and Guérin-Méneville, F.E., Hemiptera in vol. 2, Zool., pt. 2, div. 1, text 1838 Plates 10–12, 1831. BHL Reference page.
Yoshitomi, H. 2014: Comparative morphology of the endophallic structures of the genus Laius (Coleoptera, Melyridae), with the descriptions of three new species. European journal of taxonomy, (97) DOI: 10.5852/ejt.2014.97 Reference page.

Links

Laius – Taxon details on Biological Library (BioLib).
Laius – Taxon details on Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).

Laius is a genus of soft-winged flower beetles belonging to the family Melyridae, subfamily Malachiinae.[2]
Selected species

Laius alleni Lea, 1909
Laius asahinai Nakane, 1955
Laius lutaoensis Yoshitomi & Lee, 2010
Laius miyamotoi Nakane, 1955
Laius pici Miwa, 1931
Laius purpureipennis Lea, 1916
Laius taiwanus Yoshitomi & Lee, 2010
Laius tibialis Gahan, 1900
Laius triangulatus Wittmer, 1954

References

Cowan, C.F. (1970) The insects of the Coquille Voyage. J. Soc. Bib. Nat. Hist. 5: 358-360 (publication date for Pl. 2, containing Laius, given as 25 November, 1830)
Zicha, Ondrej. "BioLib: Biological library". www.biolib.cz.

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