Thopeutica

Last updated

Thopeutica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Adephaga
Family: Carabidae
Genus:Thopeutica
Schaum, 1861

Thopeutica is a genus of beetles in the family Carabidae, containing the following species: [1]

Beetle order of insects

Beetles are a group of insects that form the order Coleoptera, in the superorder Endopterygota. Their front pair of wings are hardened into wing-cases, elytra, distinguishing them from most other insects. The Coleoptera, with about 400,000 species, is the largest of all orders, constituting almost 40% of described insects and 25% of all known animal life-forms; new species are discovered frequently. The largest of all families, the Curculionidae (weevils) with some 70,000 member species, belongs to this order. Found in almost every habitat except the sea and the polar regions, they interact with their ecosystems in several ways: beetles often feed on plants and fungi, break down animal and plant debris, and eat other invertebrates. Some species are serious agricultural pests, such as the Colorado potato beetle, while others such as Coccinellidae eat aphids, scale insects, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects that damage crops.

Related Research Articles

Tiger beetle subfamily of insects

Tiger beetles are a large group of beetles, from the Cicindelinae subfamily, known for their aggressive predatory habits and running speed. The fastest known species of tiger beetle, Cicindela hudsoni, can run at a speed of 9 km/h, or about 125 body lengths per second. As of 2005, about 2,600 species and subspecies were known, with the richest diversity in the Oriental (Indo-Malayan) region, followed by the Neotropics.

<i>Lophyra</i> genus of insects

Lophyra is a genus of predatory beetles in the family Carabidae capable of flight. It contains the following species:

<i>Calomera</i> genus of insects

Calomera is a genus of ground beetles native to the Palearctic, the Near East and northern Africa. It contains the following species:

Bennigsenium is a genus of beetles in the family Carabidae, containing the following species:

Dromica is a genus of beetles in the family Carabidae, containing the following species:

Heptodonta is a genus of beetles in the family Carabidae, containing the following species:

<i>Jansenia</i> genus of insects

Jansenia is a genus of beetles in the family Carabidae, containing the following species many of which are sometimes placed in the genus Cicindela:

Leptognatha is a genus of beetles in the family Carabidae, containing the following species:

<i>Megacephala</i> genus of insects

Megacephala is a genus of beetles in the family Carabidae, containing the following species:

<i>Myriochila</i> genus of insects

Myriochila is a genus of beetles in the family Carabidae, containing the following species:

<i>Neocollyris</i> genus of insects

Neocollyris is a genus of beetles in the subfamily Cicindelinae, in the tribe Collyridini.

Oxycheila is a genus of beetles in the family Carabidae, containing the following species:

Polyrhanis is a genus of beetles in the family Carabidae, containing the following species:

<i>Prothyma</i> genus of insects

Prothyma is a genus of beetles in the family Carabidae, containing the following species:

<i>Therates</i> genus of insects

Therates is a genus of beetles in the family Carabidae, containing the following species:

<i>Tricondyla</i> genus of insects

Tricondyla is a genus of tiger beetles in the family Carabidae, containing the following species:

References

  1. "Thopeutica Schaum, 1861". Carabidae of the World. 2011. Retrieved 29 Jun 2011.