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            CLASSIFICATION OF COLEOPTERA

          

 

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Insecta:  Holometabola

Order:  COLEOPTERA

 

  Suborder:  Adephaga Schellenberg, 1806

          Amphizoidae LeConte, 1953

          Carabidae Latreille, 1802 (ground beetles)

          Cicindelinae (Cicindelidae) Latreille, 1802 (tiger beetles)

          Paussinae (Paussidae) Latreille, 1807

          Dytiscidae Leach, 1815

          Gyrinidae Latreille, 1802 (whirligig beetles)

          Haliplidae Aube, 1836

          Hygrobiidae Regimbart, 1878

          Noteridae C. G. Thomson, 1860

          Rhysodidae Laporte, 1840

          Trachypachidae C. G. Thomson, 1857

 

  Suborder:  Archostemata Kolbe, 1908

          Crowsoniellidae Iablokoff-Khnzorian, 1983

          Cupedidae Laporte, 1836

          Jurodidae Panomarenko, 1985

          Micromalthidae Barber, 1983 (telephone-pole beetle)

          Ommatidae Sharp & Muir, 1912

 

  Suborder:  Myxophaga Crowson, 1955

          Hydroscaphidae LeConte, 1974

          Lepiceridae Hinton, 1936

          Sphaeriusidae Erichson, 1845

          Tomidincolidae Steffan, 1964

 

  Suborder:  Polyphaga Emery, 1886

    Infraorder:  Bostrichiformia Forbes, 1926

       Superfamily:  Bostrichoidea Latreille, 1802

          Anobiidae Fleming, 1821

          Ptininae (Ptinidae) Latreille, 1802

          Bostrichidae Latreille, 1802

          Lyctinae (Lyctidae) Billberg, 1820

          Endecatominae (Endecatomidae) LeConte, 1861

          Dermestidae Latreille, 1804

          Thorictinae (Thorictidae) Agassiz, 1846

          Jacobsoniidae Heller, 1826

          Nosodendridae Erichson, 1846

 

    Infraorder:  Cucujiformia Lameere, 1938

      Superfamily:  Chrysomeloidea Latreille, 1802

           Cerambycidae Latreille, 1802 (longhorn beetles)

           Chrysomelidae Latreille, 1802 (leaf beetles)

           Megalopodidae Latreille, 1802

           Orsodacnidae C. G. Thomson, 1869

 

      Superfamily:  Cleroidea Latreille, 1802

            Acanthocnemidae Crowson, 1964

            Chaetosomatidae Crowson, 1952

            Cleridae Latreille, 1802

            Melyridae Leach, 1815

            Phloiophilidae Kiesenwetter, 1863

            Phycosecidae Crowson, 1952

            Prionoceridae Lacordaire, 1857

            Trogossitidae Latreille, 1802

 

      Superfamily:  Cucujoidea Latreille, 1802

             Alexiidae Imhoff, 1856

             Biphyllidae LeConte, 1861

             Boganiidae Sen Gupta & Crowson, 1966

             Bothrideridae Erichson, 1845

             Byturidae Jacquelin du Val, 1858

             Cavognathidae Sen Gupta & Crowson, 1966

             Cerylonidae Billberg, 1820

             Coccinellidae Latreille, 1807 (ladybird beetles)

             Corylophidae LeConte, 1852

             Cryptophagidae Kirby, 1937

             Cucujidae Latreille, 1802

             Discolomatidae Hom, 1878

             Endomychidae Leach, 1815

             Merophysiinae (Merophysiidae) Seidlitz, 1872

             Erotylidae Latreille, 1802

             Helotidae Reitter, 1876

             Hobartiidae Sen Gupta & Crowson, 1966

             Kateretidae Erichson in Agassiz, 1846 (Brachypteridae)

             Laemophloeidae Ganglbauer, 1899

             Lamingtoniidae Sen Gupta & Crowson, 1966

             Languriidae Crotch, 1873

             Latridiidae Erichson, 1842

             Monotomidae Laporte, 1840

             Rhizophaginae (Rhizophagidae) Redtenbacher, 1845

             Nitidulidae Latreille, 1802

             Passandridae Erichson, 1845

             Phalacridae Leach, 1815

             Phloeostichidae Reitter, 1911

             Propalticidae Crowson, 1952

             Protocucujidae Crowson, 1954

             Silvanidae Kirby, 1937

             Smicripidae Horn, 1879

             Sphindidae Jacquelin du Val, 1860

 

      Superfamily:  Curculionoidea Latreille, 1802

             Anthribidae Billberg, 1820

             Attelabidae Billberg, 1820

             Belidae Schonherr, 1826

             Aglycyderinae (Aglycyderidae) Wollaston, 1864

             Oxycoryninae (Oxycorynidae) Schonherr, 1840

             Brentidae Billberg, 1820

             Apioninae (Apionidae) schonherr, 1823

             Caridae Thompson, 1992

             Curculionidae Latreille, 1802 (snout beetles &

                true weevils)

             Scolytinae (Scolytidae) Latreille, 1807

             Ithyceridae Schonherr, 1823 (New York weevil)

             Nemonychidae Bedel, 1882

 

     Superfamily:  Lymexyloidea Fleming, 1821

              Lymexylidae Fleming, 1821

 

Details of Insect Taxonomic Groups

 

          Examples of beneficial species occur in almost every insect order, and considerable information on Details of Insect Taxonomic Groups

 

          Examples of beneficial species occur in almost every insect order, and considerable information on morphology and habits has been assembled.  Therefore, the principal groups of insect parasitoids and predators provide details that refer to the entire class Insecta.  These details are available at <taxnames.htm>.

 

    Superfamily:  Tenebrionoidea Latreille, 1802

              Aderidae Winkler, 1927

              Anthicidae Latreille, 1819

              Archeocrypticidae Kaszab, 1964

              Boridae C. G. Thomson, 1859

              Chalcodryidae Watt, 1974

              Ciidae Leach, 1819 (= Cisidae)

              Melandryidae Leach, 1815

              Meloidae Gyllenhal, 1810 (blister beetles)

              Mordellidae Latreille, 1802

              Mycetophagidae Leach, 1815

              Mycteridae Blanchard, 1845 (palm and flower beetles)

              Hemipeplinae (Hemipeplidae) Lacordaire, 1854

              Oedemeridae Latreille, 1810

              Perimylopidae St. George, 1939

              Prostomidae C. G. Thomson, 1859

              Pterogeniidae Crowson, 1953

              Pyrochroidae Latreille, 1807

              Cononotini (Cononotidae)

              Pedilinae (Pedilidae) Lacordaire, 1859

              Pythidae Solier, 1834

              Ripiphoridae Gemminger & Harold, 1970

                 (Rhipiphoridae)

              Salpingidae Leach, 1815

              Elacatini (Elacatidae)

              Inopeplinae (Inopeplidae) Grouvelle, 1908

              Scraptiidae Mulsant, 1856

              Stenotrachelidae C. G. Thomson, 1859

              Cephaloinae (Cephaloidae) LeConte, 1852

              Synchroidae Lacordaire, 1859

              Tenebrionidae Latreille, 1802 (darkling beetles)

              Alleculinae (Alleculidae) Laporte, 1840

              Lagriinae (Lagriidae) Latreille, 1825

              Nilionini (Nilionidae) Lacordaire, 1859

              Petriini (Petriidae)

              Tetratomidae Billberg, 1820

              Trachelostenidae Lacordaire, 1859

              Trictenotomidae Blanchard, 1845

              Ulodidae Pascoe, 1869

              Zopheridae Solier, 1834

              Colydiinae (Colydiini, Colydiidae) Erichson, 1842

              Monommatinae (Monommatini, Monommatidae,

                  Monommidae) Blanchard, 1845

 

  Infraorder:  Elateriformia Crowson, 1960

      Superfamily:  Buprestoidea Leach, 1815

               Buprestidae Leach, 1815

               Schizopodidae LeConte, 1861

 

      Superfamily:  Byrrhoidea Latreille, 1804

                Byrrhidae Latreille, 1804

                Callirhipidae Emden, 1924

                Chelonariidae Blanchard, 1845

                Cneoglossidae Champion, 1897

                Dryopidae Billberg, 1820

                Elmidae Curtis, 1830

                Eulichadidae Crowson, 1973

                Heteroceridae MacLeay, 1825

                Limnichidae Erichson, 1846

                Lutrochidae Kasap & Crowson, 1975

                Psephenidae Lacordaire, 1854

                Ptilodactylidae Laporte, 1836

 

      Superfamily:  Dascilloidea Guerin-Meneville, 1843

                 Dascillidae Guerin-Meneville, 1843 (1834)

                 Rhipiceridae Latreille, 1834

 

      Superfamily:  Elateroidea Leach, 1815

                 Artematopodidae Lacordaire, 1857

                    (= Eurypodonidae)

                 Brachypsectridae LeConte & Horn, 1883

                 Cantharidae Imhoff, 1856

                 Cerophytidae Latreille, 1834

                 Drilidae Blanchard, 1845

                 Elateridae Leach, 1815 (click beetles)

                 Cebrioninae (Cebrionidae) Latreille, 1802

                 Eucnemidae Eschscholtz, 1829

                 Lampyridae Latreille, 1817 (fireflies)

                 Lycidae Laporte, 1836

                 Omalisidae Lacordaire, 1857

                 Omethidae LeConte, 1961

                 Phengodidae LeConte, 1861 (glow worms)

                 Plastoceridae Crowson, 1972

                 Podabrocephalidae Pic, 1930

                 Rhinorhipidae Lawrence, 1988

                 Telegeusidae Leng, 1920

                 Throscidae laporte, 1840 (= Trixagidae)

 

  Infraorder:  Scarabaeiformia Crowson, 1940

      Superfamily:  Scarabaeoidea Latreille, 1802

                 Belohinidae Paulian, 1959

                 Bolboceratidae Laporte de Castelnau, 1840

                 Ceratocantharidae White, 1842 (= Acanthoceridae)

                 Diphyllostomatidae Holloway, 1972

                 Geotrupidae Latreille, 1802

                 Glaphyridae MacLeay, 1819

                 Glaresidae Semenov-Tian-Shanskii & Medvedev, 1932

                 Hybosoridae Erichson, 1847

                 Lucanidae Latreille, 1804 (stag beetles)

                 Ochodaeidae Mulsant & Rey, 1872

                 Passalidae Leach, 1815

                 Pleocomidae LeConte, 1861

                 Scarabaeidae Latreille, 1802 (scarab beetles)

                 Dynastinae (Dynastidae) MacLeay, 1819

                    (rhinoceros beetles)

                 Trogidae MacLeay, 1819

 

  Infraorder:  Staphyliniformia Lameer, 1900

      Superfamily:  Hydrophiloidea Latreille, 1802

                  Histeridae Gyllenhal, 1808 (histerid beetles)

                  Hydrophilidae Latreille, 1802 (hydrophilid beetles)

                  Georyssinae (Georyssidae) Laporte, 1840

                  Sphaeritidae Schuckard, 1839

                  Synteliidae Lewis, 1882

 

      Superfamily:  Staphylinoidea Latreille, 1802

                  Agyrtidae C. G. Thomson, 1859

                  Hydraenidae Mulsant, 1844

                  Leiodidae Fleming, 1821 (= Anisotomidae)

                  Platypsyllinae Ritsema, 1869 (= Leptinidae)

                  Ptiliidae Erichson, 1845

                  Cephaloplectinae (Limulodidae) Sharp, 1883

                  Scydmaenidae Leach, 1815

                  Silphidae Latreille, 1807

                  Staphylinidae Latreille, 1802 (rove beetles)

                  Scaphidiinae (scaphidiidae) Latreille, 1807

                  Pselaphinae (Pselaphidae) Latreille, 1802

 

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