Metriorrhynchus rhipidius, copyright Fir0002/Flagstaffotos.

Belongs within: Lycidae.

Metriorrhynchus is a genus of lycid beetles in which the prothorax, which covers the head, bears distinct areolets, and which have elytra with the subsutural costa parallel with the suture (Lea 1909).

<==Metriorrhynchus Guér. 1838 [incl. Porrostoma, Stadenus, Synchonnus] L09
    |--M. abdominalis (Waterh. 1877) [=Porrostoma abdominale] L09
    |--M. ampliatus (Macl. 1887) [=Xylobanus ampliatus] L09
    |--M. apicalis (Waterh. 1877) [=Porrostoma apicale] L09
    |--M. apterus Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. atratus [=Lycus atratus] L09
    |--M. atricornis Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. basiflavus Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. batesi Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. brevirostris (Waterh. 1877) [=Porrostoma brevirostre] L09
    |--M. brisbanensis Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. cancellatus Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. centralis Macl. 1887 L09
    |--M. cinctus (Waterh. 1877) [=Porrostoma cinctum] L09
    |--M. cliens Blackb. 1900 L09
    |--M. clientulus (Waterh. 1877) [=Porrostoma clientulus, Synchonnus clientulus] L09
    |--M. coenosus Lea 1898 L09
    |--M. constricticollis Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. costicollis Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. dichrous (Waterh. 1877) [=Porrostoma dichroum, Stadenus dichrous] L09
    |--M. diminutivus Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. disconiger Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. doleschalli Mac86
    |--M. elongatus Macl. 1887 L09
    |--M. ephippiger Mac86
    |--M. eremitus Blackb. 1900 L09
    |--M. erythropterus Erichs. 1842 Mas86
    |--M. fallax (Waterh. 1877) [=Porrostoma fallax] L09
    |--M. femoralis Macleay 1872 Mas86
    |--M. foliatus Macl. 1887 L09
    |--M. fumosus (Macl. 1887) [=Xylobanus fumosus] L09
    |--M. fuscolineatus L09 (see below for synonymy)
    |--M. gracilis Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. heterodoxus Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. hirtipes Macl. 1887 L09
    |--M. immersus Mac86
    |--M. infuscatus Macleay 1886 Mac86
    |--M. inquinulus (Waterh. 1877) [=Porrostoma inquinulus, Stadenus inquinulus] L09
    |--M. insignipennis Blackb. 1900 L09
    |--M. irregularis (Waterh. 1877) [=Porrostoma irregulare] L09
    |--M. lateralis L09 [incl. M. marginicollis Macleay 1872 L09, Mas86]
    |--M. limbatus (Waterh. 1877) [=Porrostoma limbatum, Achras limbatus] L09
    |--M. longicornis (Macl. 1887) [=Xylobanus longicornis] L09
    |--M. marginipennis Lea 1898 L09
    |--M. melaspis (Bourg. 1889) [=Porrostoma melaspis] L09
    |--M. mentitor Blackb. 1900 L09
    |--M. meyricki Blackb. 1886 L09
    |--M. militaris Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. miniaticollis (Macl. 1887) [=Xylobanus miniaticollis] L09
    |--M. miniatus (Macl. 1887) [=Cladophorus miniatus] L09
    |--M. moerens Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. monticola Blackb. 1891 L09
    |--M. nigripes Macleay 1872 Mas86 [incl. Porrostoma elegans Waterh. 1877 L09, M. elegans Mas86]
    |--M. nigrovittatus Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. obscuripennis Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. occidentalis Blackb. 1891 L09
    |--M. opacus Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. ordinarius Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. paradoxa Blackb. 1900 L09
    |--M. parallelus Mac86
    |--M. posticalis (Macl. 1887) [=Cladophorus posticalis] L09
    |--M. ramosus Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. rhipidioides B74
    |--M. rhipidius (Macleay 1827) (see below for synonymy) L09
    |--M. rufipennis L09 (see below for synonymy)
    |--M. rufirostris Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. russatus (Wat.erh 1877) [=Porrostoma russatum; incl. M. serraticornis Macl. 1887] L09
    |--M. scalaris (Waterh. 1877) [=Porrostoma scalare] L09
    |--M. serricornis Macleay 1886 Mac86
    |--M. simplicicornis Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. simsoni Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. tenuis Macleay 1886 Mac86
    |--M. testaceicollis (Macl. 1887) [=Cladophorus testaceicollis] L09
    |--M. textilis (Waterhouse 1877) [=Porrostoma textile] L09
    |--M. thoracicus Mac86
    |--M. tibialis Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. togatus (Waterh. 1877) [=Porrostoma togatum] L09
    |--M. triareolatus Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. uniformis (Waterh. 1877) [=Porrostoma uniforme] L09
    |--M. uniseriatus Lea 1909 L09
    |--M. variipennis Lea 1909 L09
    `--M. vittatus Blackb. 1886 L09

Metriorrhynchus fuscolineatus L09 [incl. M. laetus Blackb. 1891 L09, Porrostoma lineatum Wat. 1877 (preoc.) L09, M. lineatus Mas86]

Metriorrhynchus rhipidius (Macleay 1827) [=Lycus rhipidius; incl. Porrostoma erythropterum Er. 1842, Metriorrhynchus flagellatus Blackb. 1900, M. gigas Blackb. 1891, Lycus septemcavus Macleay 1827] L09

Metriorrhynchus rufipennis L09 [=Lycus rufipennis L09, Porrostoma rufipenne L09; incl. L. goryi Le Guillou 1844 L09, Calopteron goryi L09, Porrostoma rufipennis var. haemorrhoidalis Wat. 1877 L09, Metriorrhynchus haemorrhoidalis Mas86, M. rufipennis var. lugubris Waterh. 1877 L09, Porrostoma lugubre Mas86, M. rufipennis var. marginatus Erichs. 1842 L09, M. rufipennis var. miles Blackb. 1900 L09, M. nigrirostris L09, Porrostoma rufipenne var. plagiatus Waterh. 1877 L09, M. plagiatus Mas86, P. salebrosus Waterh. 1877 L09, M. salebrosus Mas86]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B74] Britton, E. B. 1974. Coleoptera (beetles). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers. Supplement 1974 pp. 62–89. Melbourne University Press.

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

[Mac86] Macleay, W. 1886. The insects of the Fly River, New Guinea, "Coleoptera". Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (1): 136–157.

[Mas86] 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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