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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: Tenebrioninae
Tribus: Helopini
Genus: Helops
Species: H. arboreus – H. caeruleus – H. caucasicus – H. cyanipes – H. glabriventris – H. gracilis – H. insignis – H. jelineki – H. lapidicola – H. maroccanus – H. rossii – H. stevenii – H. talyshensis – H. thoracicus

Helops Fabricius, 1775

Type species

Tenebrio caeruleus Linnaeus, 1758, fixed by ICZN (2009)

cited sources

Fabricius, J.C. 1775: Systema Entomologiae, sistens insectorum classes, ordines, genera, species... Flensburgh and Leipzig, Library Kortii. Internet Archive Biodiversity Heritage Library
ICZN 2009: OPINION 2237 (Case 3422). Helops Fabricius, 1775 (Insecta, Coleoptera, TENEBRIONIDAE): usage conserved by designation of Tenebrio caeruleus Linnaeus, 1758 as the type species. Bulletin of zoological nomenclature, 66
Linnaeus 1758 Syst. Nat., ed. 10 Biodiversity Heritage Library
Steiner, W.E. 2009: The Helopini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) of Virginia. Pp. 331-339 in: Roble, S.M. & Mitchell, J.C. (eds.) 2009: A lifetime of contributions to myriapodology and the natural history of Virginia: a Festschrift in honor of Richard L. Hoffman’s 80th birthday. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication No. 16, Martinsville, VA. PDF with color photos


Atlas of darkling beetles (Tenebrionidae) of Russia

Helops is a genus of darkling beetles (insects belonging to the family Tenebrionidae) in the subfamily Tenebrioninae.

Helops aereus Germar, 1824
Helops atticus Redtenbach in Ungern, 1867†
Helops cisteloides Germar
Helops coeruleus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Helops glabriventris Reitter, 1885
Helops gracilis Bland, 1863
Helops meissneri Heer, 1847†
Helops molassicus Heer, 1883†
Helops rossii Germar, 1817
Helops thoracicus Grimm, 1991
Helops wetteravicus Heyden, 1865†


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