Cleroidea

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Cleroidea
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Trogodendron fasciculatum
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Superfamily: Cleroidea
Latreille, 1802
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Cleroidea is a small superfamily of beetles containing about 10,000 species. Most of the members of the group are somewhat slender, often with fairly soft, flexible elytra, and typically hairy or scaly.

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Families

Families included are: [1]

Most species belong to the families Cleridae and Melyridae, followed by Trogossitidae.

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Scarabaeoidea Superfamily of beetles

Scarabaeoidea is a superfamily of beetles, the only subgroup of the infraorder Scarabaeiformia. Around 35,000 species are placed in this superfamily and some 200 new species are described each year. Its constituent families are also undergoing revision presently, and the family list below is only preliminary.

Cucujoidea Superfamily of beetles

Cucujoidea is a superfamily of beetles. This group formerly included all of the families now included in the superfamily Coccinelloidea. They include some fungus beetles and a diversity of lineages of "bark beetles" unrelated to the "true" bark beetles (Scolytinae), which are weevils.

Bostrichoidea Superfamily of beetles

Bostrichoidea is a superfamily of beetles. It is the type superfamily of the infraorder Bostrichiformia.

Cleridae Checkered beetles

Cleridae are a family of beetles of the superfamily Cleroidea. They are commonly known as checkered beetles. The family Cleridae has a worldwide distribution, and a variety of habitats and feeding preferences.

Melyridae Family of beetles

Melyridae are a family of beetles of the superfamily Cleroidea.

Trogossitidae Family of beetles

Trogossitidae is a small family of bark-gnawing beetles in the suborder Polyphaga. Many taxa formerly within this family have been removed to other families, such as Lophocateridae, Peltidae, Protopeltidae, Rentoniidae, and Thymalidae.

<i>Thanasimodes</i> Genus of beetles

Thanasimodes is a genus of beetles in the subfamily Clerinae.

Phyllobaenus verticalis is a species of checkered beetle in the family Cleridae. It is found in North America.

<i>Isohydnocera</i> Genus of beetles

Isohydnocera is a genus of checkered beetles in the family Cleridae. There are about 14 described species in Isohydnocera.

<i>Phyllobaenus</i> Genus of beetles

Phyllobaenus is a genus of checkered beetles in the family Cleridae. There are at least 60 described species in Phyllobaenus.

<i>Tenebroides americanus</i> Species of beetle

Tenebroides americanus is a species of bark-gnawing beetle in the family Trogossitidae.

<i>Tenebroides laticollis</i> Species of beetle

Tenebroides laticollis is a species of bark-gnawing beetle in the family Trogossitidae.

Harpalitae Supertribe of ground beetles

Harpalitae is a supertribe of ground beetles in the family Carabidae. There are at least 90 genera and 460 described species in Harpalitae.

Epiphloeinae is a subfamily of checkered beetles in the family Cleridae. There are about 5 genera and at least 30 described species in Epiphloeinae.

Lecontella is a genus of checkered beetles in the family Cleridae. There are at least four described species in Lecontella.

<i>Pelonides</i> Genus of beetles

Pelonides is a genus of checkered beetles in the family Cleridae. There are about seven described species in Pelonides.

Loedelia is a genus of checkered beetles in the family Cleridae. There are at least three described species in Loedelia.

Tarsosteninae Subfamily of beetles

Tarsosteninae is a subfamily of checkered beetles in the family Cleridae. There are at least two genera and two described species in Tarsosteninae.

Mauroniscidae is a family soft-winged flower beetles in the order Coleoptera, formerly included in the family Melyridae. There are at least four genera and about six described species in Mauroniscidae.

References

  1. Gimmel, Matthew L.; Bocakova, Milada; Gunter, Nicole L.; Leschen, Richard A.B. (2019). "Comprehensive phylogeny of the Cleroidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia)". Systematic Entomology. 44 (3): 527–558. doi:10.1111/syen.12338.