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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: Coccinelloidea

Familia: Coccinellidae
Subfamilia: Coccinellinae
Tribus: Coccidulini
Genus: Apolinus
Species: A. cribratus – A. irian – A. jaya – A. lividigaster – A. longicornis – A. rotundus – A. terminalis

[source: Poorani & Ślipiński (2009)]

Apolinus Pope & Lawrence, 1990
new replacement name for Platyomus Mulsant, 1853
Authority for current status: Ślipiński, 2007: 99
Original status: valid subgenus of Scymnodes
Type species: Platyomus lividigaster Mulsant, 1853
Fixation: automatic


Platyomus Mulsant, 1853 [junior homonym]
Type species: Platyomus lividigaster Mulsant, 1853
Fixation: subsequent designation by Pope & Lawrence (1990: 242)

Apolinus lividigaster male

Apolinus lividigaster (male, length about 3.5 mm)


Pope, R.D. & Lawrence, J.F., 1990: A review of Scymnodes Blackburn, with the description of a new Australian species and its larva (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Systematic entomology, 15(2): 241–252. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.1990.tb00315.x Reference page.
Ślipiński, S.A. 2007. Australian ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Their biology and classification. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. ISBN 9780642568557. Google books (preview) Reference page.
Poorani, J. & Ślipiński, A., 2009. A revision of the genera Scymnodes Blackburn and Apolinus Pope et Lawrence (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Annales Zoologici, 59(4): 549-584. DOI: 10.3161/000345409X484946 ResearchGate Reference page.
Nedvěd, O. & Kovář, I., 2012. Appendix: List of Genera in Tribes and Subfamilies, pp. 526-531. In: Hodek, I., van Emden, H.F. & Honěk, A. (Eds.) Ecology and Behaviour of the Ladybird Beetles (Coccinellidae), First Edition. Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 561pp. ISBN 9781405184229 DOI: 10.1002/9781118223208 Full text Reference page.

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