List of subgroups of the order Coleoptera

This article classifies the subgroups of the order Coleoptera (beetles) down to the level of families, following the system in Volume 2 of "American Beetles" (2002) for all North American families (there were changes in the system between Vols. 1 & 2), and following Lawrence & Newton (1995) for extralimital taxa. A few subfamilies, tribes and synonyms are shown here where a family has been reclassified.

Order Coleoptera (beetles)
* Suborder Adephaga Schellenberg, 1806
** Amphizoidae LeConte, 1853
** Carabidae Latreille, 1802 (ground beetles)
*** Cicindelinae, formerly Cicindelidae Latreille, 1802 (tiger beetles)
*** Paussinae, formerly Paussidae Latreille, 1807
** Dytiscidae Leach, 1815
** Gyrinidae Latreille, 1802 (whirligig beetles)
** Haliplidae Aube, 1836
** Hygrobiidae Régimbart, 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 Ponomarenko, 1985
** Micromalthidae Barber, 1983 (telephone-pole beetle)
** Ommatidae Sharp and Muir, 1912
* Suborder Myxophaga Crowson, 1955
** Hydroscaphidae LeConte, 1874
** Lepiceridae Hinton, 1936
** Sphaeriusidae Erichson, 1845 (=Microsporidae: Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 57(3):, 182-184.)
** Torridincolidae Steffan, 1964
* Suborder Polyphaga Emery, 1886
** Infraorder Bostrichiformia Forbes, 1926
*** Superfamily Bostrichoidea Latreille, 1802
**** Anobiidae Fleming, 1821
***** Ptininae, formerly Ptinidae Latreille, 1802
**** Bostrichidae Latreille, 1802
***** Lyctinae, formerly Lyctidae Billberg, 1820
***** Endecatominae, formerly Endecatomidae LeConte, 1861
**** Dermestidae Latreille, 1804
***** Thorictinae, formerly Thorictidae Agassiz, 1846
**** Jacobsoniidae Heller, 1926
**** Nosodendridae Erichson, 1846
*** Superfamily Derodontoidea LeConte, 1861
**** Derodontidae LeConte, 1861
** Infraorder Cucujiformia Lameere, 1938
*** Superfamily Chrysomeloidea Latreille, 1802
**** Cerambycidae Latreille, 1802 (longhorn beetles)
**** Chrysomelidae Latreille, 1802 (leaf beetles) - includes Bruchidae and Cassidae
**** 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 and Crowson, 1966
**** Bothrideridae Erichson, 1845
**** Byturidae Jacquelin du Val, 1858
**** Cavognathidae Sen Gupta and Crowson, 1966
**** Cerylonidae Billberg, 1820
**** Coccinellidae Latreille, 1807 (ladybirds or lady beetles)
**** Corylophidae LeConte, 1852
**** Cryptophagidae Kirby, 1937
**** Cucujidae Latreille, 1802
**** Discolomatidae Horn, 1878
**** Endomychidae Leach, 1815
***** Merophysiinae, formerly Merophysiidae Seidlitz, 1872
**** Erotylidae Latreille, 1802
**** Helotidae Reitter, 1876
**** Hobartiidae Sen Gupta and Crowson, 1966
**** Kateretidae Erichson in Agassiz, 1846 (=Brachypteridae. ICZN Op., 1916, 1999).
**** Laemophloeidae Ganglbauer, 1899
**** Lamingtoniidae Sen Gupta and Crowson, 1966
**** Languriidae Crotch , 1873
**** Latridiidae Erichson, 1842
**** Monotomidae Laporte, 1840
***** Rhizophaginae, formerly 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 Schönherr, 1826
***** Aglycyderinae, formerly Aglycyderidae Wollaston, 1864
***** Oxycoryninae, formerly Oxycorynidae Schönherr, 1840
**** Brentidae Billberg, 1820
***** Apioninae, formerly Apionidae Schönherr, 1823
**** Caridae Thompson, 1992
**** Curculionidae Latreille, 1802 (snout beetles and true weevils)
***** Scolytinae, formerly Scolytidae Latreille, 1807
**** Ithyceridae Schönherr, 1823 (New York weevil)
**** Nemonychidae Bedel, 1882
*** Superfamily Lymexyloidea Fleming, 1821
**** Lymexylidae Fleming, 1821
*** 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 beetles and flower beetles)
***** Hemipeplinae, formerly Hemipeplidae Lacordaire, 1854
**** Oedemeridae Latreille, 1810
**** Perimylopidae St. George, 1939
**** Prostomidae C. G. Thomson, 1859
**** Pterogeniidae Crowson, 1953
**** Pyrochroidae Latreille, 1807
***** Cononotini or Cononotidae
***** Pedilinae, formerly Pedilidae Lacordaire, 1859
**** Pythidae Solier, 1834
**** Ripiphoridae Gemminger and Harold, 1870 formerly Rhipiphoridae
**** Salpingidae Leach, 1815
***** Elacatini or Elacatidae
***** Inopeplinae, formerly Inopeplidae Grouvelle, 1908
**** Scraptiidae Mulsant, 1856
**** Stenotrachelidae C. G. Thomson, 1859
***** Cephaloinae, formerly Cephaloidae LeConte, 1852
**** Synchroidae Lacordaire, 1859
**** Tenebrionidae Latreille, 1802 (darkling beetles)
***** Alleculinae, formerly Alleculidae Laporte, 1840
***** Lagriinae, formerly Lagriidae Latreille, 1825
***** Nilionini or Nilionidae Lacordaire, 1859
***** Petriini or Petriidae
**** Tetratomidae Billberg, 1820
**** Trachelostenidae Lacordaire, 1859
**** Trictenotomidae Blanchard, 1845
**** Ulodidae Pascoe, 1869
**** Zopheridae Solier, 1834
***** Colydiinae or Colydiini, formerly Colydiidae Erichson, 1842
***** Monommatinae or Monommatini, formerly Monommatidae or 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 and Crowson, 1975
**** Psephenidae Lacordaire, 1854
**** Ptilodactylidae Laporte, 1836
*** Superfamily Dascilloidea Guerin-Meneville, 1843
**** Dascillidae Guérin-Méneville, 1843 (1834)
**** Rhipiceridae Latreille, 1834
*** Superfamily Elateroidea Leach, 1815
**** Artematopodidae Lacordaire, 1857 (=Eurypogonidae)
**** Brachypsectridae Leconte and Horn, 1883
**** Cantharidae Imhoff, 1856
**** Cerophytidae Latreille, 1834
**** Drilidae Blanchard, 1845
**** Elateridae Leach, 1815 (click beetles)
***** Cebrioninae, formerly Cebrionidae Latreille, 1802
**** Eucnemidae Eschscholtz, 1829
**** Lampyridae Latreille, 1817 (fireflies)
**** Lycidae Laporte, 1836
**** Omalisidae Lacordaire, 1857
**** Omethidae LeConte, 1861
**** Phengodidae LeConte, 1861 (glowworms)
**** Plastoceridae Crowson, 1972
**** Podabrocephalidae Pic, 1930
**** Rhinorhipidae Lawrence, 1988
**** Telegeusidae Leng, 1920
**** Throscidae Laporte, 1840 (=Trixagidae)
*** Superfamily Scirtoidea Fleming, 1821
**** Clambidae Fischer, 1821
**** Decliniidae Nikitsky et al, 1994
**** Eucinetidae Lacordaire, 1857
**** Scirtidae Fleming, 1821 (=Helodidae)
** Infraorder Scarabaeiformia Crowson, 1960
*** Superfamily Scarabaeoidea Latreille, 1802
**** Belohinidae Paulian, 1959
**** Bolboceratidae Laporte de Castelnau, 1840
**** Ceratocanthidae White, 1842 (= Acanthoceridae)
**** Diphyllostomatidae Holloway, 1972
**** Geotrupidae Latreille, 1802
**** Glaphyridae MacLeay, 1819
**** Glaresidae Semenov-Tian-Shanskii and Medvedev, 1932
**** Hybosoridae Erichson, 1847
**** Lucanidae Latreille, 1804 (stag beetles)
**** Ochodaeidae Mulsant and Rey, 1871
**** Passalidae Leach, 1815
**** Pleocomidae LeConte, 1861
**** Scarabaeidae Latreille, 1802
***** Dynastinae, formerly Dynastidae MacLeay, 1819 (rhinoceros beetles)
**** Trogidae MacLeay, 1819
** Infraorder Staphyliniformia Lameere, 1900
*** Superfamily Hydrophiloidea Latreille, 1802
**** Histeridae Gyllenhal, 1808
**** Hydrophilidae Latreille, 1802
***** Georyssinae, formerly 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
or Leptinidae
**** Ptiliidae Erichson, 1845
***** Cephaloplectinae, formerly Limulodidae Sharp, 1883
**** Scydmaenidae Leach, 1815
**** Silphidae Latreille, 1807
**** Staphylinidae Latreille, 1802 (rove beetles)
***** Scaphidiinae, formerly Scaphidiidae Latreille, 1807
***** Pselaphinae, formerly Pselaphidae Latreille, 1802

References

* Lawrence, J.F., Newton, A.F. Jr. (1995) Families and subfamilies of Coleoptera (with selected genera, notes, references, and data on family-group names), pp. 779-1006. In: Pakaluk, J., Slipinski, S.A. (eds.), "Biology, phylogeny, and classification of Coleoptera: Papers celebrating the 80th birthday of Roy A. Crowson". Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN, Warszawa.
* Ross H. Arnett, Jr. and Michael C. Thomas, "American Beetles" (CRC Press, 2001–2002)


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Colydiinae — Cylindrical bark beetles Cicones variegatus Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Myxophaga — Sphaerius acaroides Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • American Beetles — is the single most comprehensiveFact|date=September 2008 description of the beetles of North America north of the tropical area of Mexico. It was started by Ross H. Arnett, Jr. as an update of his classic The Beetles of the United States ; along… …   Wikipedia

  • Beetle — Beetles redirects here. For the band, see The Beatles. For the car, see Volkswagen Beetle. This article is about the insect. For other uses, see Beetle (disambiguation). Beetle Temporal range: 318–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Parasitoid — SEM image of endoparasitoid ciliates of the genus Collinia, which can cause mass mortality in affected krill populations A parasitoid is an organism that spends a significant portion of its life history attached to or within a single host… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.