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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
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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: Bostrichiformia
Superfamilia: Bostrichoidea

Familia: Dermestidae
Subfamilia: Megatominae
Tribus: Megatomini
Genus: Orphinus
Subgenera (3): O. (Falsoorphinus) – O. (Orphinus) – O. (Picorphinus)
Overview of species

O. guernei – O. harveyi – O. japonicus – O. luzonicus – O. missae – O. mroczkowskii – O. sikkimensis – O. weigeli – O. yamasakoi – ...

Orphinus Motschulsky, 1858: Études ent., 7, 48.

Háva, J. 2014: Contribution to the genus Orphinus Motschulsky, 1858 from New Guinea (Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Megatominae). Pp. 209-212 in: Telnov, D. (ed.), Biodiversity, Biogeography and Nature Conservation in Wallacea and New Guinea, volume II. Contents Reference page.
Háva, J. & Kadej, M. 2014. Contribution to knowledge of the Dermestidae (Coleoptera) from Afghanistan with description of three new species. Florida entomologist 97(4): 1414–1423. Online. Reference page.
Herrmann, A. & Háva, J. 2018a. Description of a new Orphinus Motschulsky, 1858 from India (Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Megatominae). Studies and Reports Taxonomical Series 14(1): 77-79 Full article (PDF). Reference page.
Herrmann, A.; Háva, J.; Kadej, M. 2014: A new species of the genus Orphinus Motschulsky, 1858 (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) from Nepal. Arquivos entomolóxicos 12: 29–31. Full article (PDF) Reference page.
Kadej, M.; Kitano, T. 2010: A taxonomic study on the genus Orphinus Motschulsky, 1858 of Korean Peninsula (Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Megatominae). Annales zoologici, 60 (2): 215–219. DOI: 10.3161/000345410X516876
Kadej, M. & Háva, J. 2013: Description of a new species of Orphinus Motschulsky, 1858 (Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Megatominae), with a key and checklist of known species from Papua New Guinea. Australian journal of entomology 52(4): 315–319. DOI: 10.1111/aen.12037 Reference page.
Kadej, M.; Háva, J. 2014: Description of a new species of Orphinus Motschulsky, 1858 from Papua New Guinea. New Zealand journal of zoology 41(4): 263–267. DOI: 10.1080/03014223.2014.948005 Reference page.

Orphinus is a genus of beetles in the family Dermestidae, the skin beetles. The genus is distributed in Africa, Asia, and the Australian region, especially in tropical areas; at least one species is cosmopolitan.[1] There are about 88 species.[2]

Species include:

Orphinus aethiops Arrow, 1915
Orphinus affinis Reitter, 1881
Orphinus africanus Pic, 1927
Orphinus apicalis Pic, 1918
Orphinus apicebrunneus Háva, 2003
Orphinus atrofasciatus Pic, 1916
Orphinus atrous Armstrong, 1943
Orphinus australicus Blackburn, 1891
Orphinus bicolor Pic, 1954
Orphinus biflexus Reitter, 1881
Orphinus binotatus Pic, 1937
Orphinus bipunctutus Matsumura & Yokoyama, 1928
Orphinus biroi Pic, 1956
Orphinus casuarinae Blackburn, 1903
Orphinus ceciliense Blackburn, 1903
Orphinus chinensis Háva, 2004
Orphinus congoanus Pic, 1950
Orphinus conjunctus Pic, 1937
Orphinus convexus Pic, 1956
Orphinus defectus Walker, 1858
Orphinus demeyeri Háva, 2003
Orphinus diversus Pic, 1928
Orphinus fasciatus Matsumura & Yokoyama, 1928
Orphinus fouqueti Pic, 1937
Orphinus fulvipes Guérin-Méneville, 1838
Orphinus funestus Arrow, 1915
Orphinus globulicornis Reitter, 1908
Orphinus guernei Pic, 1916
Orphinus haemorrhoidalis Motschulsky, 1858
Orphinus hartmanni Háva, 2001
Orphinus horni Pic, 1927
Orphinus incognitus Háva, 2003
Orphinus infasciatus Pic, 1926
Orphinus interioris Blackburn, 1891
Orphinus japonicus Arrow, 1915
Orphinus jiri Háva, 2001
Orphinus jucundus Arrow, 1915
Orphinus kabateki Háva, 2007
Orphinus katerina Háva, 2001
Orphinus kejvali Háva, 2006
Orphinus kenyensis Kalík, 1965
Orphinus kresli Háva, 2003
Orphinus malabarensis Pic, 1916
Orphinus mediojunctus Pic, 1938
Orphinus minimus Arrow, 1915
Orphinus minor Arrow, 1915
Orphinus mroczkowskii Háva & Kadej, 2006
Orphinus nealense Blackburn, 1903
Orphinus nesioticus Beal, 1961
Orphinus nilgirensis Arrow, 1915
Orphinus notaticollis Pic, 1916
Orphinus obliteratus Pic, 1927
Orphinus occidentalis Armstrong, 1943
Orphinus okinawanus Háva, 2006
Orphinus orientalis Motschulsky, 1851
Orphinus oscitans Olliff, 1883
Orphinus ovalis Arrow, 1915
Orphinus pedestris Motschulsky, 1858
Orphinus pseudoovalis Háva, 2004
Orphinus quadrimaculatus Matsumura & Yokoyama, 1928
Orphinus quornensis Blackburn, 1895
Orphinus rufofasciatus Pic, 1924
Orphinus rusumoensis Háva & Herrmann, 2003
Orphinus sexmaculatus Arrow, 1915
Orphinus sikkimensis Háva & Herrmann, 2004
Orphinus subfasciatus Pic, 1927
Orphinus tabitha Arrow, 1915
Orphinus tadzhicus Zhantiev, 1975
Orphinus terminalis Sharp in Blackburn & Sharp, 1885
Orphinus testaceipes Pic, 1915
Orphinus tonkineus Pic, 1922
Orphinus unifasciatus Háva, 2006
Orphinus wagneri Háva & Herrmann, 2003
Orphinus woodvillensis Blackburn, 1891
Orphinus yunnanus Háva, 2004
Orphinus zomba Háva & Herrmann, 2002


Kitano, T., & Háva, J. (2013). A new species of the genus Orphinus Motschulsky from Thailand (Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Megatominae). Arquivos Entomoloxicos, (8), 299-302.
Kadej, M., & Hava, J. (2015). Description of a new species of Orphinus Motschulsky, 1858 in Pakistan, with a key to known Himalayan species (Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Megatominae). Florida Entomologist, 98(3), 939-942.

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