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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: Staphyliniformia
Superfamilia: Staphylinoidea

Familia: Staphylinidae
Subfamilia: Paederinae
Tribus: Lathrobiini
Subtribus: Lathrobiina
Genus: Achenium
Species: A. aequatum – A. aequatum – A. anatolicum – A. andalusiacum – A. baeticum – A. basale – A. bernhaueri – A. brevipenne – A. caucasicum – A. chaouiense – A. chinense – A. cordicapitum – A. cribriceps – A. debile – A. depressum – A. haemorrhoidale – A. hartungii – A. hispanicum – A. humile – A. impressiventre – A. ingens – A. inuus – A. israelicum – A. italicum – A. jejunum – A. kazakhicum – A. lakloukense – A. lucifugum – A. maroccanum – A. myops – A. nigriventre – A. normandianum – A. nuragicum – A. omissum – A. peyerimhoffi – A. picinum – A. planum – A. propontiacum – A. quadriceps – A. richteri – A. roii – A. rufotestaceum – A. rufulum – A. sanctum – A. scimbalioides – A. seditiosum – A. striatum – A. subcaecum – A. sumakowi – A. tectum – A. tenellum – A. tingitanum – A. transversiceps – A. turcicum – A. vaucheri – A. vitalyi – A. volcanus

Achenium Leach, 1819: 172

Type species: Lathrobium depressum Gravenhorst, 1802, fixed by original designation.


Achenium (Chinachenium) Koch, C., 1937: 85 [synonym in Assing, 2010: 8]
Type species: Achenium chinense Bernhauer, 1927, fixed by original designation.
Achenium (Micrachenium) Koch, C., 1937: 154 [nomen nudum, no type species designated]
Achenium (Micrachenium) Blackwelder, 1952: 242 [validation of Micrachenium Koch by designation of type species; synonym in Assing, 2010: 8]
Type species: Achenium tenellum Erichson, 1840, fixed by original designation.

Primary references

Leach, W.E. 1819: [new genera]. In: Samouelle G.: The entomologist’s useful compendium; or an introduction to the knowledge of British insects comprising the best means of obtaining and preserving them, and a description of the apparatus generally used; together with the genera of Linné, and the modern method of arranging the classes Crustacea, Myriapoda, spiders, mites and insects from their affinities and structure, according to the views of Dr. Leach. Also an explanation of the terms used in entomology: a calendar of the times of appearance, and usual situations of near 3000 species of British insects; with instructions for collecting and fitting up objects for the microscope. London: Thomas Boys, 496 pp. BHL [original description: p. 172]

Additional references

Assing, V., 2010: A revision of Achenium (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Nova Supplementa Entomologica 21: 1–190. Full article: [1].

Achenium is a genus of beetle belonging to the family Staphylinidae.[1]

The genus was first described by Leach in 1819.[1]

The species of this genus are found in Europe.[1]


Achenium aequatum Erichson, 1840[1]
Achenium humile (Nicolai, 1822)[1]


"Achenium Leach, 1819". Retrieved 8 February 2021.

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