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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: Rhyzobius
Synonyms (3): Lindorus – Nothorhyzobius – Rhizobiellus

Species (106): R. alphabeticus – R. amabilis – R. angolensis – R. apicalis – R. apicesignatus – R. approximatus – R. aurantii – R. bicolor – R. bielawskii – R. bilineatus – R. bipartitus – R. bipunctatus – R. boothi – R. brevicornis – R. breweri – R. brunneus – R. burmeisteri – R. caecus – R. calderi – R. chrysomeloides – R. c-pallidum – R. cyaneus – R. decoratus – R. decussatolobatus – R. densepunctatus – R. discipennis – R. discoidalis – R. discolor – R. dorsalis – R. dryandra – R. eminens – R. ephippiatus – R. evansii – R. fagus – R. fasciculatus – R. filicis – R. forestieri – R. fugax – R. gingera – R. gonzalezi – R. gordoni – R. gosfordensis – R. gratus – R. greeni – R. hirtellus – R. hongae – R. indicus – R. insipidus – R. iracildae – R. javeti – R. jaya – R. josephi – R. klapperichi – R. laeticulus – R. leai – R. leucochaetus – R. lineellus – R. litura – R. lophanthae – R. luciae – R. macromaculatus – R. metallicus – R. micrus – R. nataliae – R. newtonorum – R. nigripennis – R. nigromarginatus – R. nigrovarius – R. nitidus – R. noctuabundus – R. nubilus – R. occidentalis – R. papuensis – R. pelion – R. pictus – R. poorani – R. popei – R. pseudopulcher – R. pulchellus – R. pulcher – R. quadrifenestratus – R. quadrimaculatus – R. reidi – R. riedeli – R. rodmani – R. secessus – R. similis – R. slipinskii – R. speculifer – R. stillatus – R. subhirtellus – R. sumatrensis – R. tasmanicus – R. thoracicus – R. tribulation – R. umbratus – R. unicolor – R. ventralis – R. victoriensis – R. violaceus – R. virgatus – R. viridipennis – R. wanati – R. waterhousei – R. weiri – R. xanthurus

[source: Tomaszewska (2010)]

Check: R. acceptus – R. consors – R. eximius – R. minutulus – R. nigritulus – R. oculatissimus – R. pallidiceps – R. prolongatus – R. rarus – R. sedatus – R. subaustralis – R. suffusus – R. terrenus – R. tristis – R. villosus – †R. antiquus – †R. gratiosus

Rhyzobius Stephens, 1831


Nundina Dejean, 1835
Rhizobius Agassiz, 1846
Lindorus Casey, 1899
Rhizobiellus Oke, 1951


Kirejtshuk, A.G. & Nel, A. 2012. The oldest representatives of the family Coccinellidae (Coleoptera: Polyphaga) from the Lowermost Eocene Oise amber (France). Zoosystematica rossica 21(1): 131–144. full article (PDF) Reference page.
Pope, R.D. 1981: "Rhyzobius ventralis" (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), its constituent species, and their taxonomy and historical roles in biological control. Bulletin of entomological research 71(1): 19–31, plate I. DOI: 10.1017/S0007485300050999 PDF

Reference page.
Tomaszewska, W. 2010: Rhyzobius Stephens, 1829 (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), a revision of the world species. Fauna mundi 2. PDFReference page.


Tribe Coccidulini (Coccinellidae) - atlas of ladybirds of Russia

Rhyzobius 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.

The genus was established by J.F. Stephens in 1832. Often misspelled as "Rhizobius", that is actually an older name, now suppressed, for a genus of wooly aphids. The misspelling was first made in the original description in 1832; however, Stephens had used the name in 1829 already (as nomen nudum) and written it "Rhyzobius", so this spelling is used now. Louis Agassiz in 1846 argued that Stephens intended to write "Rhizobius" all along and formally proposed to change the name thus, but this is considered unwarranted.[1]

Species of Rhyzobius can be found almost anywhere on Earth. Rhyzobius lophanthae is used for biological pest control in Australia, namely scale insects (Coccoidea).[2]


106 species are recognised in the most recent worldwide revision, including:[3]

Rhyzobius bassus Normand, 1938 g
Rhyzobius bielawskii Tomaszewska, 2010 g
Rhyzobius bipartitus Fuente, 1918 g
Rhyzobius chrysomeloides (Herbst, 1792) g
Rhyzobius fagus (Broun, 1880) g
Rhyzobius forestieri (Mulsant, 1853) i c g b
Rhyzobius litura (Fabricius, 1787) g
Rhyzobius lophanthae (Blaisdell, 1892) i c g b (purple scale predator)
Rhyzobius nigripennis Fauvel, 1903 g
Rhyzobius oculatissimus Wollaston, 1857 g
Rhyzobius pulchellus (Montrouzier, 1861) g
Rhyzobius ventralis (Erichson, 1842) i c g
Rhyzobius wanati Tomaszewska, 2010 g

Data sources: i = ITIS,[4] c = Catalogue of Life,[5] g = GBIF,[6] b =[7]

Fürsch (2007)
New (2002), Fürsch (2007)
Tomaszewska, W. 2010: Rhyzobius Stephens, 1829 (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), a revision of the world species. Fauna mundi, 2 ISSN 2081-4615 ISBN 978-83-930773-0-4
"Rhyzobius Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
"Browse Rhyzobius". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
"Rhyzobius". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-05-05.

"Rhyzobius Genus: Information". Retrieved 2018-05-05.


New, T.R. (2002): Prospects for extending the use of Australian lacewings in biological control. Acta Zool. Acad. Sci. Hung. 48(Supplement 2): 209–216. PDF fulltext
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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