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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: Tenebrionidae
Subfamilia: Pimeliinae
Tribus: Pimeliini
Genera: Afghanopachys – Argyrophana – Diesia – Graecopachys – Lasiostola – Macroplatyope – Ocnera – Pachyscelis – ParaplatyopePimelia – Platyesia – PlatyopePodhomala – Pterocoma – Sternoplax – TrachydermaTrigonocneraTrigonoscelis


Pimeliini Latreille, 1802

Type genus: Pimelia Fabricius, 1775
Primary references
Additional references

Leo, P. 2022. Revision of the genus Paraplatyope with description of a new species and a new genus (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Pimeliini). Giornale Italiano di Entomologia 16(67): 391-408. Reference page.

Atlas of darkling beetles (Tenebrionidae) of Russia

Pimeliini is a tribe of darkling beetles in the subfamily Pimeliinae of the family Tenebrionidae. There are more than 60 genera in Pimeliini, found primarily in the Palearctic.[1][2][3]

These genera belong to the tribe Pimeliini[1]

Afghanopachys Kwieton, 1978 (the Palearctic)
Allotadzhikistania Bogatchev, 1960 (the Palearctic)
Apatopsis Semenov, 1891 (the Palearctic)
Argyradelpha G.S. Medvedev, 2005 (the Palearctic)
Argyrophana Semenov, 1889 (the Palearctic)
Astorthocnemis Lillig & Pavlícek, 2002 (the Palearctic)
Balachowskya Peyerimhoff, 1928 (the Palearctic)
Bogatshevia G.S. Medvedev & Iwan, 2006 (the Palearctic)
Cyclocnera Leo, 2018 (the Palearctic)
Diesia Fischer von Waldheim, 1820 (the Palearctic)
Dietomorpha Reymond, 1938 (the Palearctic)
Earophanta Semenov, 1903 (the Palearctic)
Euryostola Reitter, 1893 (the Palearctic)
Euthriptera Reitter, 1893 (the Palearctic)
Gedeon Reiche & Saulcy, 1857 (the Palearctic)
Habrobates Semenov, 1903 (the Palearctic)
Habrochiton Semenov, 1907 (the Palearctic)
Homopsis Semenov, 1893 (the Palearctic)
Idiesa Reitter, 1893 (the Palearctic)
Iranolasiostola Pierre, 1968 (the Palearctic)
Iranopachyscelis Pierre, 1968 (the Palearctic)
Kawiria Schuster, 1935 (the Palearctic)
Lasiostola Dejean, 1834 (the Palearctic)
Leucolaephus P.H. Lucas, 1859 (the Palearctic)
Mantichorula Reitter, 1889 (the Palearctic)
Meladiesia Reitter, 1909 (the Palearctic)
Ocnera Fischer von Waldheim, 1822 (the Palearctic)
Pachylodera Quedenfeldt, 1890 (the Palearctic)
Pachyscelina Kwieton, 1978 (the Palearctic)
Pachyscelis Solier, 1836 (the Palearctic)
Paraplatyope Löbl, Bouchard, Merkl & Bousquet, 2020 (the Palearctic)
Pelorocnemis Solsky, 1876 (the Palearctic)
Phymatiotris Solier, 1836 (the Palearctic)
Pimelia Fabricius, 1775 (the Palearctic, tropical Africa, and Indomalaya)
Pimeliocnera Reitter, 1909 (the Palearctic)
Pimelipachys Skopin, 1962 (the Palearctic)
Pisterotarsa Motschulsky, 1860 (the Palearctic)
Platyesia Skopin, 1971 (the Palearctic)
Platyope Fischer von Waldheim, 1820 (the Palearctic)
Podhomala Solier, 1836 (the Palearctic)
Polpogenia Solier, 1836 (tropical Africa)
Prionotheca Dejean, 1834 (the Palearctic and tropical Africa)
Przewalskia Semenov, 1893 (the Palearctic)
Pseudopachyscelis Skopin, 1968 (the Palearctic)
Pseudoplatyope Pierre, 1964 (the Palearctic)
Pseudopodhomala Schuster, 1938 (the Palearctic)
Pseudostorthocnemis Gridelli, 1952 (the Palearctic)
Pterocoma Dejean, 1834 (the Palearctic)
Pterolasia Solier, 1836 (the Palearctic and tropical Africa)
Scelace Marseul, 1887 (the Palearctic)
Spectrocnera Kwieton, 1981 (tropical Africa)
Stalagmoptera Solsky, 1876 (the Palearctic)
Sternocnera Skopin, 1964 (the Palearctic)
Sternodes Fischer von Waldheim, 1837 (the Palearctic)
Sternoplax Frivaldszky, 1890 (the Palearctic)
Sternotrigon Skopin, 1973 (the Palearctic)
Storthocnemis Karsch, 1881 (the Palearctic and tropical Africa)
Tadzhikistania Bogatchev, 1960 (the Palearctic)
Thriptera Solier, 1836 (the Palearctic and tropical Africa)
Trachyderma Latreille, 1828 (the Palearctic, tropical Africa, and Australasia)
Trigonocnera Reitter, 1893 (the Palearctic)
Trigonopachys Skopin, 1968 (the Palearctic)
Trigonoscelis Dejean, 1834 (the Palearctic)
Waterhousia Skopin, 1973 (the Palearctic)


Bouchard, Patrice; Bousquet, Yves; Aalbu, Rolf L.; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel A.; et al. (2021). "Review of genus-group names in the family Tenebrionidae (Insecta, Coleoptera)". ZooKeys (1050): 1–633. doi:10.3897/zookeys.1050.64217. hdl:10261/250214. PMC 8328949. PMID 34385881.
Bousquet, Yves; Thomas, Donald B.; Bouchard, Patrice; Smith, Aaron 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.

Bouchard, Patrice; Bousquet, Yves; Davies, Anthony E.; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel A.; et al. (2011). "Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)". ZooKeys (88): 1–972. doi:10.3897/zookeys.88.807. PMC 3088472. PMID 21594053.

Further reading

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 978-0665100550.
Somerby, Ronald E.; Thomas, Donald B.; Triplehorn, Charles A. (2002). "Family 106: Tenebrionidae". In Arnett, Ross H. Jr.; Thomas, Michael C.; Skelley, Paul E.; Frank, J. Howard (eds.). American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. pp. 463–509. ISBN 978-0-8493-0954-0.

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