Mitobates triangulus Sundevall, 1833, male from Floresta da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. Photo (c) AB Kury.
Mitobates Sundevall, 1833 is a genus of Mitobatinae with 4 species endemic from Rio de Janeiro State, SE Brazil.
- Mitobates Sundevall 1833: 34 [type species: Mitobates triangulus Sundevall, 1833, by ICZN ruling].
- Dolichoscelis Hope 1836: 397 [junior subjective synonym of Mitobates Sundevall, 1833 by Gervais (1842), synonymy reaffirmed by Gervais (1844); type species: Dolichoscelis Haworthii Hope, 1836, by monotypy].
- Despiroides Mello-Leitão 1932: 225 [junior subjective synonym of Mitobates Sundevall, 1833 by Kury (1990a); type species: Despiroides xanthophthalmus Mello-Leitão, 1932, by original designation].
- Metaroeweria Mello-Leitão 1936b: 38 [junior subjective synonym of Mitobates Sundevall, 1833 by Kury (1990a); type species: Metaroeweria insignis Mello-Leitão, by original designation].
Mitobates from Greek μίτος (thread) + βάτης (one that treads). Gender masculine. Dolichoscelis from Greek δολιχός (long) + σκέλος (leg). Gender masculine. Despiroides from pre-existing genus Despirus + Greek εἶδος (in the shape of). Gender masculine. Metaroeweria from Greek μετά (beyond) + pre-existing genus Roeweria. Gender feminine.
Dolichoscelis originally in the newly created Divisio 3tia, which was never used by subsequent authors.