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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: Elateriformia
Superfamilia: Byrrhoidea

Familia: Elmidae
Subfamilia: Elminae
Tribus: Macronychini
Genera: Cuspidevia – Eonychius – Haraldaria – Jilanzhunychus – Macronevia – Macronychus – Okalia – Podonychus – Sinonychus – Vietelmis – Zaitzevia

Macronychini Gistel, 1848

Type genus: Macronychus Müller, 1806

Jäch, M.A.; Boukal, D.S. 1995: Elmidae: 2. Notes on Macronychini, with descriptions of four new genera from China (Coleoptera). Pp. 299–323 in: Jäch, M.A. & Ji, L. (eds) Water beetles of China. Vol. I. Wien: Zoologisch-Botanische Gesellschaft in Österreich and Wiener Coleopterologenverein.
Jäch, M.A. & Boukal, D.S. 1996. Description of two new riffle beetle genera from Peninsular Malaysia (Elmidae). Koleopterologische Rundschau 66: 179-189. Full article (PDF). Reference page.
Yoshitomi, H. & Hayashi, M. 2020. Unexpected discovery of a new Podonychus species in Kyushu, Japan (Coleoptera, Elmidae, Elminae, Macronychini) ZooKeys, 933: 107–123. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.933.48771 Open access Reference page.

Macronychini is a tribe of riffle beetles in the family Elmidae. There are more than 20 genera and 80 described species in Macronychini.[1][2][3]


These 22 genera belong to the tribe Macronychini:[1]

Aulacosolus Jäch & Boukal, 1997
Cuspidevia Jäch & Boukal, 1995
Eonychius Jäch & Boukal, 1996
Graphosolus Jäch & Kodada, 1996
Haraldaria Jäch & Boukal, 1996
Homalosolus Jäch & Kodada, 1996
Indosolus Bollow, 1940
Jilanzhunychus Jäch & Boukal, 1995
Loxostirus Jäch & Kodada, 1996
Macronevia Jäch & Boukal, 1996
Macronychus Mueller, 1806
Nesonychus Jäch & Boukal, 1997
Okalia Kodada & Ciampor, 2003
Paramacronychus Nomura, 1958
Podonychus Jäch & Kodada, 1997
Prionosolus Jäch & Kodada, 1997
Rhopalonychus Jäch & Kodada, 1996
Sinonychus Jäch & Boukal, 1995
Urumaelmis Satô, 1963
Vietelmis Delève, 1968
Zaitzevia Champion, 1923
Zaitzeviaria Nomura, 1959


"Macronychini Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2019-06-22.
"Macronychini tribe Information". Retrieved 2019-06-22.

Bouchard, Patrice; Bousquet, Yves; Davies, Anthony E.; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel A.; et al. (2011). "Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)". ZooKeys (88): 1–972. doi:10.3897/zookeys.88.807. PMC 3088472. PMID 21594053.

Further reading

Brown, Harley P. (1983). "Family: Elmidae". A Catalog of the Coleoptera of America North of Mexico. USDA Agriculture Handbook. United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service.
Čiampor, Fedor, Jr; Čiamporová-Zaťovičová, Zuzana (2019). "World Elmidae". Slovak Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 2019-06-22.
LeConte, J. L. (1861). Classification of the Coleoptera of North America. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. Vol. 3. Smithsonian Institution. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.38459. ISBN 978-0665100550.
Lobl, I.; Smetana, A., eds. (2006). Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, Volume 3: Scarabaeoidea – Scirtoidea – Dascilloidea – Buprestoidea – Byrrhoidea. Apollo Books. ISBN 978-90-04-30914-2.
Sanderson, M. W. (1953). "A revision of the Nearctic genera of Elmidae". Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society. 26 (4): 148–163. JSTOR 25082074.

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