Carphurus sp., copyright Teale Britstra.

Belongs within: Melyridae.

Carphurus is a genus of soft-bodied beetles with shortened elytra.

Characters (from Lea 1909): Antenna not flabellate, head usually more or less convex in male. Elytra not covering abdomen. Body with exsertile vesicles.

<==Carphurus L09
    |--C. alterniventris Fairm. 1879 L09
    |--C. angustatus Lea 1895 L09
    |--C. apicalis Macleay 1872 M86
    |--C. apiciventris Lea 1895 [incl. C. apiciventris var. dubius Lea 1895] L09
    |--C. armipennis Fairm. 1879 L09
    |--C. atricapillis Lea 1909 L09
    |--C. atronitens Fairm. 1879 L09
    |--C. azureipennis Macleay 1872 M86
    |--C. basipennis Fairm. 1879 L09
    |--C. basiventris Lea 1895 L09
    |--C. bifoveatus Lea 1895 L09
    |--C. blackburni Lea 1895 L09
    |--C. cervicalis Germar 1848 L09
    |--C. cristatifrons Fairm. 1877 L09
    |--C. cyaneipennis Macleay 1872 M86 (see below for synonymy)
    |--C. cyanopterus (Bohem. 1858) [=Helcogaster cyanopterus] L09
    |--C. diopthalmus Fairm. 1877 L09
    |--C. elegans Lea 1909 L09
    |--C. elongatus Macleay 1872 M86
    |--C. facialis Fairm. 1877 L09
    |--C. fasciculatus Lea 1909 L09
    |--C. fasciipennis Fairm. 1879 L09
    |--C. fossor Lea 1909 L09
    |--C. frenchi Lea 1909 L09
    |--C. invenustus Lea 1895 L09
    |--C. laesifrons Fairm. 1879 L09
    |--C. latipennis Lea 1895 L09
    |--C. lepidus Lea 1895 L09
    |--C. longicollis Lea 1895 L09
    |--C. longipes Lea 1909 L09
    |--C. longus Lea 1909 L09
    |--C. maculiventris Lea 1909 L09
    |--C. marginiventris Fairm. 1879 L09
    |--C. myrmecophilus L19
    |--C. nubipennis Fairm. 1879 L09
    |--C. pallidifrons Lea 1909 L09
    |--C. pallidipennis Macleay 1872 M86
    |--C. philonthoides Fairm. 1879 L09
    |--C. pictipes Lea 1895 L09
    |--C. pravus Lea 1909 L09
    |--C. punctatus Lea 1909 L09
    |--C. rhagonychinus Fiarm. 1879 L09
    |--C. rhytideres Lea 1895 L09
    |--C. segmentarius Fairm. 1877 L09
    |--C. simulator Lea 1909 L09
    |--C. strigicollis Lea 1909 L09
    |--C. tachyporoides Fairm. 1877 L09
    |--C. telephoroides Fairm. 1879 L09
    |--C. triimpressus Lea 1909 L09
    |--C. uncinatus Lea 1909 L09
    |--C. variipennis Lea 1909 L09
    |--C. vigilans Lea 1909 L09
    `--C. xanthochrous Fairm. 1887 L09

Carphurus cyaneipennis Macleay 1872 M86 [incl. C. cyaneipennis var. aeneipennis Fairm. 1877 L09, C. testaceipes Lea 1895 L09]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[L09] Lea, A. M. 1909. Revision of the Australian and Tasmanian Malacodermidae. Trans. Ent. Soc. Lond. 1909 (1): 45–251, pls 2–6.

[L19] Lea, A. M. 1919. Notes on some miscellaneous Coleoptera with descriptions of new species.—Part V. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 43: 166–261, pls 25–27.

[M86] Masters, G. 1886. Catalogue of the described Coleoptera of Australia. Part IV. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (2): 259–380.

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