Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1850 by Étienne Mulsant
Explanation of Names
Mulsant gives its origin as "nom mythologique" ("mythological name"). Many that he refers to that way seem to be randomly chosen from a dictionary or a list in some reference work.
Non-native; one introduced species in North America.
Kovar, I. 1995. Revision of the genera Brumus Muls. and Exochomus Redt. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of Palaearctic Region. Part-1. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 44: 5-124.