Drasterius bimaculatus, photographed by Siga.

Belongs within: Elateridae.

The Oophorini are a diverse tribe of click beetles, diagnosed by their sharply carinate frons, usually lobed or broadened fourth tarsal segments, and eleven-segmented antennae (Stibick 1979).

Characters (from Stibick 1979, as Conoderini): Frons more or less inflexed or flat, curved downwards, mouthparts inferior, frontal carina well developed above and between antennae, more or less straight and well separate from labrum; antennae and tarsi not received in deep grooves; prosternal sutures closed, prosternal lobe normally arcuate; meso- and metasternum with distinct suture; scutellum shield-shaped, never cordate; tarsi with 4th segment broadened or lobed beneath; claws simple, setae present at base.

    |--Aeoloderma brachmana (Candèze 1859) [=Aeolus brachmana] PS07
    |--Conoderus Eschscholtz 1829 [incl. Prodrasterius Fleutiaux 1927] PS07
    |    |--C. (Monocrepidus) exsul M83
    |    |--C. nigricollis (Fleutiaux 1918) (see below for synonymy) PS07
    |    `--C. posticus WFS04
    |--Drasterius Eschscholtz 1829 PS07
    |    |--*D. bimaculatus (Rossi 1790) PS07
    |    |--D. brahminus Candèze 1859 [=Prodrasterius brahminus] PS07
    |    `--D. figuratus [=Cryptohypnus figuratus] G89
    `--Heteroderes PS07
         |--H. changi Ohira 1967 PS07
         |--H. corinatus M83
         |--H. grisescens [=Cryptohypnus grisescens] G89
         `--H. waltlii G89

Conoderus nigricollis (Fleutiaux 1918) [=Drasterius collaris var. nigricollis, Prodrasterius nigricollis; incl. P. collaris taiwanus Kishii 1996] PS07

*Type species of generic name indicated


[G89] Gestro, R. 1889. Viaggio ab Assab nel Mar Rosso dei signori G. Doria ed O. Beccari con il R. Avviso «Esploratore» dal 16 Novembre 1879 al 26 Febbraio 1880. – IV. Coleotteri. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Serie 2a 7: 5-72.

[M83] Martin, N. A. 1983. Miscellaneous observations on a pasture fauna: An annotated species list. DSIR Entomology Division Report 3: 1-98.

[PS07] Platia, G., & R. Schimmel. 2007. Click beetles of Taiwan collected by the expeditions of the Hungarian Natural History Museum in the years 1995 to 2003 (Coleoptera: Elateridae). Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici 99: 49-91.

Stibick, J. N. L. 1979. Classification of the Elateridae (Coleoptera). Relationships and classification of the subfamilies and tribes. Pacific Insects 20 (2-3): 145-186.

[WFS04] Winks, C. J., S. V. Fowler & L. A. Smith. 2004. Invertebrate fauna of boneseed, Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. monilifera (L.) T. Norl. (Asteraceae: Calenduleae), an invasive weed in New Zealand. New Zealand Entomologist 27: 61-72.

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