Gonocephalum

Specimen of Gonocephalum bilineatum, photographed by Jiří Mička.


Belongs within: Tenebrionidae.

Gonocephalum is a large genus of tenebrionid beetles found throughout the Old World. The larvae of some species, known as false wireworms, are crop pests, feeding on the roots.

<==Gonocephalum
    |--G. bilineatum (Walker 1858) [=Opatrum bilineatum] K77
    |--G. birmanicum Kaszab 1952 K77
    |--G. civicum Kaszab 1952 K77
    |--G. gracile (Bates 1879) [=Loboderus gracilis] K77
    |--G. koreanum Kaszab 1952 K77
    |--G. martensi Kaszab 1977 K77
    |--G. nepalicum Kaszab 1973 K77
    |--G. oculare Kaszab 1952 K77
    |--G. roseni Kaszab 1952 K77
    `--G. simulatrix (Fairmaire 1891) [=Pseudoblaps simulatrix] K77

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[K77] Kaszab, Z. 1977. Tenebrionidae der Nepal-Expeditionen von Dr. J. Martens (1969-1974) (Insecta: Coleoptera). Senckenbergiana Biologica 57 (4-6): 241-283.

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