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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
Series: Derodontiformia
Superfamilia: Derodontoidea

Familia: Derodontidae
Subfamilia: Laricobiinae
Genus: Laricobius
Species (23): L. baoxingensis – L. bicolor – L. caucasicus – L. daliensis – L. danielae – L. erichsonii – L. incognitus – L. jizu – L. kangdingensis – L. kovalevi – L. laticollis – L. loebli – L. ludmilae – L. minutus – L. mirabilis – L. naganoensis – L. nigrinus – L. osakensis – L. rubidus – L. sahlbergi – L. schawalleri – L. taiwanensis – L. wittmeri

Laricobius Rosenhauer, 1846
Type species: Laricobius erichsonii Rosenhauer, 1846


Háva, J. 2008: Laricobius bicolor sp. n. (Coleoptera: Derodontidae: Laricobinae) from China. Calodema supplementary paper, (76): 1–4.
Háva, J. 2009: Description of a new Laricobius species from China (Coleoptera: Derodontidae: Laricobinae). Calodema, 103: 1–4.
Háva, J. 2009: Laricobius daliensis sp. n., a new beetle from China (Coleoptera: Derodontidae: Laricobinae). Calodema, 104: 1–3.
Háva, J. 2009: Description of a new Laricobius species from Nepal (Coleoptera, Derodontidae, Laricobinae). Entomologica basiliensia et Collectionis Frey, 31: 115–118.
Háva, J. 2009: New or interesting Derodontidae (Coleoptera) from Palaearctic region. Studies and reports of District Museum Prague-East (taxonomical series), 5(1-2): 43–46. [not seen]
Háva, J. 2010: Laricobius jizu sp. nov., a new species from China (Coleoptera: Derodontidae: Laricobinae) with a check-list of Chinese species. Calodema, 112: 1–4.
Háva, J. 2012: Laricobius danielae new species from China (Coleoptera: Derodontidae: Laricobiinae). Giornale italiano di entomologia, 13(57): 53–54. abstract only seen
Háva, J.; Jelínek, J. 2000: Laricobius schawalleri sp. nov. from Nepal, and the male of Laricobius mirabilis Háva & Jelínek, 1999, from China (Coleoptera: Derodontidae). Entomologische Zeitschrift, 110: 184–185.
Jelínek, J.; Háva, J. 2001: A new species of Laricobius (Coleoptera: Derodontidae) from Nepal. Revue suisse de zoologie, 108: 149–152.
Leschen, R.A.B. 2011. World review of Laricobius (Coleoptera: Derodontidae). Zootaxa 2908: 1–44. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.2908.1.1 Paywall. Reference page.
Montgomery, M.E.; Shiyake, S.; Havill, N.P.; Leschen, R.A.B. 2011: A new species of Laricobius (Coleoptera: Derodontidae) from Japan with phylogeny and a key for native and introduced congeners in North America. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 104(3): 389–401. DOI: 10.1603/AN10136
Rosenhauer, W.G. 1846: Broscosoma und Laricobius, zwei neue Käfergattungen, ... Google books
Shiyake, S.; Montgomery, M.E.; Leschen, R.A.B. 2012: Three species of Laricobius (Coleoptera, Derodontidae) recorded from Japan in 2011. Sayabane (n.s.) 5: 12–16. [not seen]
Yu, G.; Montgomery, M.E. 2007: A new species of Laricobius (Coleoptera: Derodontidae) from Taiwan. Formosan entomologist, 27: 341–347. Abstract [not seen]
Zilahi-Balogh, G.M.G.; Jelínek, J.; McAvoy, T.J.; Salom, S.M.; Kok, L.T. 2007: Two new species of Laricobius (Coleoptera: Derodontidae) from China, and a key to Laricobius in the southeastern Palaearctic. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 109: 377–384. PDF


BHL bibliography
Hassler, M. {{{1}}}. Laricobius. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. {{{1}}}. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: {{{1}}} {{{2}}} {{{3}}}. Reference page.
Laricobius – Taxon details on Encyclopedia of Life (EOL).
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Laricobius.
Nomenclator Zoologicus

Laricobius is a genus of beetles in the family Derodontidae, the tooth-necked fungus beetles.[1]

It is one of four genera in the family. While the other three feed on fungi, Laricobius species feed on adelgids, tiny insects very similar to aphids.[2] Some adelgids are destructive forest pests, and Laricobius beetles have been employed as agents of biological pest control to prey on them and reduce their populations. An example is Laricobius nigrinus, which is released in forests to control the hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae).[3]

As of 2014, there are about 23 species in the genus. Species include:[4]

Laricobius baoxingensis
Laricobius bicolor
Laricobius caucasicus
Laricobius daliensis
Laricobius danielae
Laricobius erichsonii
Laricobius incognitus
Laricobius jizu
Laricobius kangdingensis
Laricobius kovalevi
Laricobius ludmilae
Laricobius laticollis
Laricobius loebli
Laricobius minutus
Laricobius mirabilis
Laricobius naganoensis
Laricobius nigrinus
Laricobius osakensis
Laricobius rubidus
Laricobius sahlbergi
Laricobius schawalleri
Laricobius taiwanensis
Laricobius wittmeri

Laricobius. Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
Montgomery, M. E., et al. (2011). A new species of Laricobius (Coleoptera: Derodontidae) from Japan with phylogeny and a key for native and introduced congeners in North America. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 104(3) 389-401.
Zilahi-Balogh, G. M. G., et al. A predator case history: Laricobius nigrinus, a derodontid beetle introduced against the hemlock woolly adelgid. In: Second International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Davos, Switzerland. 12–16 September 2005. 651-64.
Háva, J. (2006). World catalogue of the family Derodontidae (Coleoptera). Archived 2014-07-21 at the Wayback Machine Pol Pismo Entomol 75 29-38. Updated 2014 Version.

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