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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: Epipleuria
Species: E. endroedyi – E. epipleuralis – E. globosa – E. gussmannae – E. inexspectata – E. katbergensis – E. longissima – E. mahnerti – E. namaquaensis – E. natalensis – E. parcepunctata – E. parva – E. popei – E. punctillum – E. rufosuturalis – E. trianguliloba – E. ventricosa

Epipleuria Fürsch, 2001: 8
Type species: Rhizobiellus epipleuralis Pope, 1957 by original designation


Fürsch, H., 2001. Die Gattung Epipleuria gen. n. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae, Coccidulinae). Mitteilungen der Münchner Entomologischen Gesellschaft, 91: 5-33. BHL Reference page.

Epipleuria is a genus in the lady beetle family (Coccinellidae). It belongs to tribe Coccidulini of subfamily Coccidulinae, which is sometimes subsumed in the Coccinellinae as a tribe with the Coccidulini downranked to subtribe. As of 2005, two dozen species are known, all from the southern half of Africa.[1]

The genus was only established in 2001, with the discovery of a number of beetles closely related to "Rhyzobius" epipleuralis but not actually part of the genus Rhyzobius.[1]

As of 2005, the species of Epipleuria are:[2]

Epipleuria caputabdita Fürsch, 2007
Epipleuria endroedyi Fürsch, 2001
Epipleuria epipleuralis (Pope, 1957)
Epipleuria globosa Fürsch, 2001
Epipleuria gussmannae Fürsch, 2001
Epipleuria hirsutula Fürsch, 2007
Epipleuria hirta Fürsch, 2007
Epipleuria inexspectata Fürsch, 2001
Epipleuria katbergensis Fürsch, 2001
Epipleuria lapidaria Fürsch, 2007
Epipleuria longissima Fürsch, 2001
Epipleuria mahnerti Fürsch, 2001
Epipleuria namaquaensis Fürsch, 2001
Epipleuria natalensis Fürsch, 2001
Epipleuria parcepunctata Fürsch, 2001
Epipleuria parva Fürsch, 2001
Epipleuria popei Fürsch, 2001
Epipleuria punctillum Fürsch, 2001
Epipleuria rufosuturalis Fürsch, 2001
Epipleuria rugata Fürsch, 2007
Epipleuria ruthmuellerae Fürsch, 2007
Epipleuria saxicola Fürsch, 2007
Epipleuria trianguliloba Fürsch, 2001
Epipleuria ventricosa Fürsch, 2001


Fürsch (2007)


Fürsch, M. (2007): New species of Epipleuria Fürsch and Rhyzobius Stephens from southern Africa (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Coccidulini). Annals of the Transvaal Museum 44: 11–24. HTML abstract

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