Polycestinae

Astraeus fraterculus, copyright Western Australian Museum.


Belongs within: Buprestidae.
Contains: Acmaeodera, Polycesta.

The Polycestinae are a group of jewel beetles that often have strongly punctured and/or carinate elytra, and a sternal cavity for reception of the prosternal process often formed entirely from the mesosternum.

Polycestinae [Acmaeoderinae, Acmaeoderites, Polycestides, Ptosimites] B14
    |--Pseudacherusia Kerremans 1904 B85
    |--Perucola Thery 1925 [Perucolini] B85
    |--Prospheres Thomson 1878 [=Phospheres (l. c.); Prospherini] B85
    |--Nothomorpha Thomson 1878 [Nothomorphini] B85
    |--Acmaeoderoides Van Dyke 1942 [Acmaeoderoidini] B85
    |--Xyroscelis Thomson 1878 [Xyroscelini] B85
    |    `--X. crocata [incl. X. melanosticta Hope 1846, X. nodosa Hope 1846] M86
    |--Thrincopyge LeConte 1858 B14, B85 [Thrincopyginae, Thrincopygini]
    |    `--T. alacris LeConte 1858 B14
    |--Tylauchenini B85
    |    |--Tylauchenia Burmeister 1872 [incl. Ocypetes Thomson 1878 non Lesson 1842] B85
    |    |--Neocypetes Cobos 1973 B85
    |    `--Ancylotela Waterhouse 1882 B85
    |--Polyctesini B85
    |    |--Paraxenopsis Cobos 1980 B85
    |    |--Xenopsis Saunders 1867 B85
    |    |--Polyctesis Marseul 1865 [incl. Schoutedenia Obenberger 1924 (preoc.), Schoutendeiastes Burgeon 1941] B85
    |    |--Chrysophana LeConte 1860 B85
    |    `--Beerellus Nelson 1981 B85
    |--Acherusini B85
    |    |--Hayekina Cobos 1980 B85
    |    |--Bulis Laporte & Gory 1837 B85
    |    `--Acherusia Laporte & Gory 1837 B85
    |         |  i. s.: A. childreni M86
    |         `--A. (Nelsonila Cobos 1980) B85
    |--Ptosimini B85
    |    |--Paratrachys Saunders 1873 [Paratrachysae] B85
    |    `--Ptosimae B85
    |         |--Ptosima Solier 1833 B85
    |         `--Sponsor Laporte & Gory 1839 B85
    |              |--S. (Neoptosima Thery 1905) B85
    |              `--S. (Stenianthe Fairmaire 1886) B85
    |--Tyndarini B85
    |    |--Paraancylotela Cobos 1959 B85
    |    |--Bordonia Cobos 1980 B85
    |    `--Tyndaris Thomson 1857 B85
    |         |--T. (Barberia Cobos 1980) B85
    |         |--T. (Knulliella Cobos 1980) B85
    |         |--T. (Paratyndaris Fisher 1919) B85
    |         `--T. (Tucsonia Cobos 1980) B85
    |--Astraeus Laporte & Gory 1837 [Astraeusini] B85
    |    |--A. aberrans B14
    |    |--A. adamsi B14
    |    |--A. caledonicus B14
    |    |--A. carnabyi B14
    |    |--A. dedariensis B14
    |    |--A. flavopictus M86
    |    |--A. fraterculus van de Poll 1889 B14
    |    |--A. mastersi Macleay 1872 M86
    |    |--A. navarchis Thoms. 1856 M86
    |    `--A. samoellei Saund. 1868 M86
    |--Acmaeoderini B85
    |    |--Acmaeodera B14
    |    |--Microacmaeodera Cobos 1966 B85
    |    |--Acmaeoderopsis Barr 1974 B85
    |    |--Anambodera Barr 1974 B85
    |    |--Xantheremia Volkovitsh 1979 B85
    |    |--Cochinchinula Volkovitsh 1984 B85
    |    |    `--*C. quadriareolata [=Acmaeodera quadriareolata] B85
    |    `--Acmaeoderella Cobos 1955 B85
    |         |--A. (Carininota Volkovitsh 1979) B85
    |         |--A. (Euacmaeoderella Volkovitsh 1979) B85
    |         |--A. (Kocheridia Cobos 1958) B85
    |         |--A. (Liogastria Volkovitsh 1979) B85
    |         `--A. (Omphalothorax Volkovitsh 1979) B85
    `--Polycestini B85
         |--Polycesta B85
         |--Pseudocastalia Kraatz 1896 B85
         |--Agenjosiana Cobos 1981 B85
         |--Madecacesta Descarpentries 1975 B85
         |--Cobosesta Holm 1982 B85
         |--Jelinekia Cobos 1981 B85
         |--Kogania Cobos 1981 B85
         |--Madecastalia Descarpentries 1975 B85
         |--Parapolycesta Cobos 1981 B85
         |--Strigopteroides Cobos 1981 B85
         |--Polycestoides Kerremans 1902 B85
         |--Polycestaxis Obenberger 1920 B85
         |--Polycestaxia Cobos 1981 B85
         |--Pseudopolycesta Cobos 1981 B85
         |--Castaliella Cobos 1981 B85
         |--Micropolycesta Cobos 1981 B85
         |--Aldabrica Cobos 1981 B85
         |--Polycestella Kerremans 1902 B85
         |--Thurntaxisia Schatzmayr 1929 [incl. Acassidiocesta Mandl 1972] B85
         |--Paracastalia Kerremans 1902 [incl. Lypocesta Cobos 1981] B85
         |    `--P. (Mattheesta Holm 1982) B85
         |--Polycestina Cobos 1981 B85
         |    `--P. (Damarana Cobos 1981) B85
         |--Neopolycesta Kerremans 1904 [incl. Holmia Cobos 1981] B85
         |    `--N. (Peringueyesta Holm 1982) B85
         `--Strigoptera Dejean 1838 [incl. Castalia Gory & Laporte 1837 non Savigny 1820] B85
              |--S. bimaculata (Linnaeus 1758) B35, L58 (see below for synonymy)
              |--S. bipustulata B35 [=Buprestis bipustulata B35, Castalia bipustulata M86]
              |--‘Castalia’ globithorax Thoms. 1878 M86
              `--‘Castalia’ pacifica M86

Strigoptera bimaculata (Linnaeus 1758) B35, L58 [=Buprestis bimaculata B35, Castalia bimaculata M86; incl. C. impustulata M86]

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[B85] Bellamy, C. L. 1985. A catalogue of the higher taxa of the family Buprestidae (Coleoptera). Navorsinge van die Nasionale Museum Bloemfontein 4 (15): 405–472.

[B35] Boisduval, J. B. 1835. Voyage de Découvertes de l’Astrolabe. Exécuté par ordre du Roi, pendant les années 1826–1827–1828–1829, sous le commandement de M. J. Dumont d'Urville. Faune entomologique de l'océan Pacifique, avec l'illustration des insectes nouveaux recueillis pendant le voyage vol. 2. Coléoptères et autres ordres. J. Tastu: Paris.

[B14] Bouchard, P. (ed.) 2014. The Book of Beetles: A lifesize guide to six hundred of nature's gems. Ivy Press: Lewes (United Kingdom).

[L58] Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentii Salvii: Holmiae.

[M86] Masters, G. 1886. Catalogue of the described Coleoptera of Australia. Part III. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (1): 21–126.

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