Kaminski Lab: Systematic Entomology

Phylogenetics, Museomics, Tenebrionidae, Blaptinae, Platynotini, Sepidiini

Ryan Lumen

Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Email: ryan.lumen@bioplanet.edu.pl  

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My research interests include the systematics, biogeography, and morphological evolution of darkling beetles in the subfamily Blaptinae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae).  My Master's focus was the systematics and taxonomy of North, Central, and South American darkling beetles in the tribe Opatrini (Blaptinae). I am currently investigating the phylogenetic relationships and historical biogeography of the tribe Platynotini with Dr. hab Marcin Kaminski by using targeted enrichment methods and museomics.  My thesis topic is the revision of the subtribe Eurynotina--an African subtribe of tenebrionids which displays ovoviviparity. My work is also supported by a grant from the National Science Centre, Poland (OPUS 19 #2020/37/B/NZ8/02496) entitled: “High-throughput DNA sequencing on historical collections of beetles: phylogenetic studies among Platynotini (Tenebrionidae)”. 


16. Kamiński, M.J., Lumen, R. 2024. Redefining generic boundaries in subtribe Eurynotina (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae): taxonomy of the Schyzoschelus generic group. The European Zoological Journal, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/24750263.2023.2300723 

15. Kamiński M.J., Lumen R. 2023. Revision of the darkling beetle genus Eurynotus (Blaptinae: Platynotini) and new records of ovovivipary in Tenebrionidae. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlad146 

14. Kamiński M.J., Lumen R., Smith A.D., Iwan D. 2023. Welcome home: phylogenetic placement and taxonomy of an enigmatic subtribe Stenolamina Koch, 1956 (Tenebrionidae: Blaptinae: Opatrini). Annales Zoologici, 73: 513–523. https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2023.73.3.013

13. Swichtenberg K.L., Kamiński M.J., Gearner O.M., Lumen R., Kanda K., Smith A.D. 2023. Preliminary phylogenomic analyses reveal multiple reversions to nocturnal behavior and morphology within the primarily diurnal tribe Adesmiini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Insect Systematics and Diversity, 7(4): 1-9 https://doi.org/10.1093/isd/ixad013 

12. Lumen R., Kamiński M.J. 2023. Taxonomic revision of the genus Phylacastus Fairmaire (Tenebrionidae, Eurynotina): shortfalls of anatomical nomenclature with notes on aedeagal homology. Zookeys, 1138: 1–27 https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.1138.95968 

11. Gearner O.M., Lumen R., Kamiński M.J. 2022. New species of Toktokkus from Mozambique (Tenebrionidae: Sepidiini: Molurina). Annales Zoologici, 72: 123–127. https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2022.72.1.010  

10. Novák V., Bouchard P., Lumen R., Kamiński M.J. 2022. Supplement to the Catalogue of genus-group names in Alleculinae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Annales Zoologici, 72: 135–145. https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2022.72.1.012 

9. Kamiński, M.J., Lumen, R., Kanda, K., Smith A.D. 2022. Phylogenetic status of some unique species representing Blapstinina Mulsant & Rey (Tenebrionidae: Blaptinae: Opatrini), and implications for continued study of the subtribe. Zootaxa, 5093 (5): 519–532. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5000.5.2 

8. Kamiński, M.J., Lumen, R., Kanda, K., Iwan, D., Johnston, M.A., Kergoat, G., Bouchard, P., Bai, X-L., Li, X.-M., Ren, G.-D., Smith A.D. 2021. Reevaluation of Blapimorpha and Opatrinae: addressing a major phylogeny-classification gap in darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Blaptinae). Systematic Entomology, 46(1): 140-156, https://doi.org/10.1111/syen.12453

7. Morales-Garcia J., & Lumen R. 2020. First Record of Cybotus estriatus (LeConte 1878) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in Costa Rica. Boletin de la Sociedad Entomologica Aragonesa 67:431-432

6. Lumen R., Kaminski M.J., Crowley J., and Smith A.D. 2019. Revision of the genus Ulus Horn, 1870 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Opatrini: Blapstinina). Annales Zoologici 69(4): 827-856

5. Lumen R., Kanda K, Iwan D, Smith AD, Kamiński MJ. 2019. Molecular insights into the phylogeny of Blapstinina (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Opatrini). Systematic Entomology, https://doi.org/10.1111/syen.12398

4. Kaminski M.J., Kanda K., Lumen R., Ulmer J.M., Wirth C., Bouchard P., Aalbu R., Mal N., Smith A.D. 2019. Catalog of the tribe Sepidiini Eschscholtz, 1829 (Tenebrionidae: Pimeliinae) of the world. Zookeys 844: 1-121

3. Kamiński MJ, Lumen R., Kubicz M, Steiner W, Kanda K, Iwan D. 2019. Immature stages of beetles representing the ‘Opatrinoid’ clade (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae): an overview of current knowledge of the larval morphology and some resulting taxonomic notes on Blapstinina. Zoomorphology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00435-019-00443-7 

2. Kamiński MJ, Kanda K, Lumen R., Smith AD, Iwan D. 2018. Molecular phylogeny of Pedinini (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae) and its implications for higher-level classification. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zly033 

1. Steffens, W.P., Lumen R.P. 2015. Decline in relative abundance of Hippodamia convergens (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in fall shoreline aggregations on western Lake Superior. The Great Lakes Entomologist 48: 159-162.