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Cucujiformia

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Kingdom  Animalia
Suborder  Polyphaga
Higher classification  Polyphaga
Phylum  Arthropoda
Scientific name  Cucujiformia
Rank  Infraorder
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Lifespan  Callosobruchus maculatus: 10 – 14 days
Length  Colorado potato beetle: 1 cm
Lower classifications  Weevil, Chrysomeloidea, Longhorn beetle, Leaf beetle, Tenebrionoidea

Cucujiformia is an infraorder of polyphagan beetles, representing the vast majority of plant-eating beetles.

The infraorder contains six superfamilies:

  • Chrysomeloidea (~7 families including longhorn beetles & leaf beetles)
  • Cleroidea (checkered beetles, bark-gnawing beetles and soft-winged flower beetles)
  • Cucujoidea (32 families that includes ladybirds, and fungus beetles)
  • Curculionoidea (~8 families primarily consisting of weevils and also including snout beetles and bark beetles)
  • Lymexyloidea (ship-timber beetles)
  • Tenebrionoidea (formerly "Heteromera") (30 families including blister beetles and ant-like beetles)
  • References

    Cucujiformia Wikipedia


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