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M. quadripunctata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Meloidae
Genus: Mylabris
Fabricius, 1775

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Mylabris is a genus of beetles in the family Meloidae, which is endemic to the Palearctic ecozone. The species-rich genus Hycleus (c. 430 spp.) was historically confused with Mylabris.[1] It is superficially similar, but is centered on the Afrotropics.[2]


The genus contains the following species:


  1. ^ Pan, Zhao; Monica, Carosi; Bologna, Marco A. (12 December 2014). "A new Eastern Asian Hycleus and key to the Chinese species of the phaleratus group (Coleoptera, Meloidae, Mylabrini)". ZooKeys. 463: 11–19. doi:10.3897/zookeys.463.8261. PMC 4294299. PMID 25589860. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  2. ^ Bologna, M. A.; Pinto, J. D. (2002). "The Old World genera of Meloidae (Coleoptera): a key and synopsis". Journal of Natural History. 36: 2013–2102. doi:10.1080/00222930110062318.