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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: Cleridae
Subfamilia: Clerinae
Genus: Balcus
Species (1): B. violaceus
In synonymy (2): B. niger – B. signatus

Balcus Sharp, 1877
Type species: Balcus niger Sharp, 1877 [=Notoxus violaceus Fabricius, 1787]
Fixation: monotypy

Primary references

Sharp, D. 1877: Descriptions of some new species, and indications of new genera of Coleoptera from New Zealand (Concluded from vol. xiii, page 272.) Entomologist's monthly magazine 14: 7-10. BHL Reference page. [first availability, see p. 7]

Additional references

Opitz, W. 2013: Balcus violaceus (Fabricius), senior synonym of Balcus niger Sharp and B. signatus Broun (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Clerinae). Insecta mundi 0284 full article (PDF) Reference page.
Radford, W.P.K. 1981: The Fabrician types of the Australian and New Zealand Coleoptera in the Banks Collection at the British Museum (Natural History). Records of the South Australian Museum, 18: 155–198. PDF BUGZ

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