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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Tenebrionoidea

Familia: Tenebrionidae
Subfamilia: Diaperinae
Tribus: Diaperini
Genus: Pentaphyllus
Species: P. chrysomeloides – P. dilatipes – P. izuanus – P. lewisi – P. nitidulus – P. oblongus – P. philippinensis – P. quadricornis – P. testaceus – P. tokarensis

Kirejtshuk, A.G.; Merkl, O.; Kernegger, F. 2008: A new species of the genus Pentaphyllus Dejean, 1821 (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Diaperinae) from the Baltic amber and checklist of the fossil Tenebrionidae. Zoosystematica Rossica, 17 (1): 131–137.

Pentaphyllus is a genus of darkling beetles in the family Tenebrionidae. There are about six described species in Pentaphyllus.[1][2][3]


These six species belong to the genus Pentaphyllus:

Pentaphyllus californicus b
Pentaphyllus chrysomeloides (Rossi, 1792) g
Pentaphyllus ensifera (Fauvel, 1904) g
Pentaphyllus pallidus LeConte g b
Pentaphyllus quadricornis Gebien, 1914 g
Pentaphyllus testaceus (Hellwig, 1792) g b

Data sources: i = ITIS,[4] c = Catalogue of Life,[5] g = GBIF,[1] b =[2]

"Pentaphyllus". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
"Pentaphyllus Genus: Information". Retrieved 2018-04-06.
"Pentaphyllus Overview". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
"ITIS, Integrated Taxonomic Information System". Retrieved 2018-04-06.

"Catalogue of Life". Retrieved 2018-04-06.

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.
Bousquet, Y.; Thomas, D.B.; Bouchard, P.; Smith, A.D.; et al. (2018). "Catalogue of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of North America". ZooKeys (728): 1–455. doi:10.3897/zookeys.728.20602. PMC 5799738. PMID 29416389.
LeConte, J.L. (1861). Classification of the Coleoptera of North America. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. 3. Smithsonian Institution. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.38459. ISBN 0665100558.
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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