Puneet Varma

Tenebrionoidea

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Kingdom  Animalia
Infraorder  Cucujiformia
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Superfamily
Suborder  Polyphaga
Scientific name  Tenebrionoidea
Higher classification  Cucujiformia
Order  Beetle
Tenebrionoidea httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Lower classifications  Blister beetle, Oedemeridae, Fire‑coloured beetle, Mordellidae, Zopheridae

The Tenebrionoidea are a very large and diverse superfamily of beetles. It generally corresponds to the Heteromera of earlier authors.

It contains these families:

  • Aderidae Winkler 1927 (ant-like leaf beetles)
  • Anthicidae Latreille 1819 (ant-like flower beetles)
  • Archeocrypticidae Kaszab 1964
  • Boridae C. G. Thomson 1859
  • Chalcodryidae Watt 1974
  • Ciidae Leach 1819 (minute tree-fungus beetles) (= Cisidae)
  • Melandryidae Leach 1815 (false darkling beetles)
  • Meloidae Gyllenhal 1810 (blister beetles)
  • Mordellidae Latreille 1802 (tumbling flower beetles)
  • Mycetophagidae Leach 1815 (hairy fungus beetles)
  • Mycteridae Blanchard 1845
  • Oedemeridae Latreille 1810 (false blister beetles)
  • Perimylopidae St. George 1939
  • Prostomidae C. G. Thomson 1859
  • Pterogeniidae Crowson 1953
  • Pyrochroidae Latreille 1807 (fire-colored beetles, etc.)
  • Pythidae Solier 1834
  • Ripiphoridae Gemminger and Harold 1870 (wedge-shaped beetles) (= Rhipiphoridae)
  • Salpingidae Leach 1815 (narrow-waisted bark beetles, etc.)
  • Scraptiidae Mulsant 1856 (false flower beetles)
  • Stenotrachelidae C. G. Thomson 1859 (false long-horned beetles) (= Cephaloidae)
  • Synchroidae Lacordaire 1859
  • Tenebrionidae Latreille 1802 (darkling beetles)
  • Tetratomidae Billberg 1820
  • Trachelostenidae Lacordaire 1859
  • Trictenotomidae Blanchard 1845
  • Ulodidae Pascoe 1869
  • Zopheridae Solier 1834 (ironclad beetles, cylindrical bark beetles, etc.)
  • References

    Tenebrionoidea Wikipedia


    Similar Topics
    Koushalam
    Srinivas Aravamudan
    Paul Mulrooney
    Topics