Orthocis Casey, 1898,

Lawrence, John F., 2019, The Australian Ciidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea): supplement, Zootaxa 4555 (4), pp. 451-490: 481

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4555.4.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:94AC8841-354B-4933-826A-33F8EE60FA9F

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A987FD-1626-FFB1-FF70-B5BDCA1CFC2D

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scientific name

Orthocis Casey, 1898
status

 

Orthocis Casey, 1898 

The genus Orthocis  appears to be a monophyletic group with a more or less cosmopolitan distribution, but the characters separating it from species of Cis  are relatively subtle. In general, species in this genus are characterised by having an elongate, more or less parallel-sided, slightly flattened body, subglabrous upper surfaces, moderately long, flat or slightly tumid prosternum, simple protibial apices in both sexes, an apical deviation in the internal edge of one elytron, so that a small flange is exposed, and a lack of frontoclypeal or pronotal modifications in the male. In addition, most of the species with known hosts feed primarily on the basidiomes of Auriculariaceae  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Ciidae