Thorictus is a genus of beetles in the family Dermestidae, containing the following species:
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.
Dermestidae are a family of Coleoptera that are commonly referred to as skin beetles. Other common names include larder beetle, hide or leather beetles, carpet beetles, and khapra beetles. There are approximately 500 to 700 species worldwide. They can range in size from 1 to 12 mm. Key characteristics for adults are round oval shaped bodies covered in scales or setae. The (usually) clubbed antennae fit into deep grooves. The hind femora also fit into recesses of the coxa. Larvae are scarabaeiform and also have setae.
Dermestes is a genus of beetles in the family Dermestidae, the skin beetles. The genus is distributed worldwide.
Xyletinus is a genus of death-watch and spider beetles in the family Ptinidae and subfamily Xyletininae.
Cheirodes is a genus of darkling beetles in the Melanimini tribe. It was formerly known as Anemia until 1973, when T. J. Spilman determined Anemia to be a synonym of CheirodesGéné, 1839.
Trogoderma is a genus of beetles in the family Dermestidae, the skin beetles. There are about 135 species worldwide.
Cymindis is a genus of ground beetle native to the Palearctic, the Near East, and North Africa. It contains the following species:
Attagenus is a genus of beetles. This genus is found in tropical Africa, the Palearctic including Europe, the Near East, the Nearctic, North Africa and East Asia. There are nearly 200 species.
Mordella is the type genus of the tumbling flower beetle family (Mordellidae), its subfamily Mordellinae and the tribe Mordellini. It is widely distributed in the Holarctic and adjacent regions. The larvae are primarily dead wood borers.
Acmaeoderella is a genus of beetles in the family Buprestidae, containing the following species:
Paussus is a genus of beetles in the family Carabidae, containing the following species:
Cryptorhopalum is a genus of beetles in the family Dermestidae, containing the following species:
Orphinus is a genus of beetles in the family Dermestidae, the skin beetles. The genus is distributed in Africa, Asia, and the Australian region, especially in tropical areas; at least one species is cosmopolitan. There are about 88 species.
Phradonoma is a genus of beetles in the family Dermestidae, containing the following species:
Mordellistena is a genus of beetles in the family Mordellidae, containing the following species:
Stenalia is a genus of beetles in the family Mordellidae, containing the following species:
Elmidae, commonly known as riffle beetles, is a family of beetles in the superfamily Byrrhoidea. It was described by John Curtis in 1830.
Desmiphorini is a tribe of longhorn beetles of the subfamily Lamiinae.
Phytoecia is a genus of longhorn beetles of the subfamily Lamiinae, containing the following species:
Macrocoma is a genus of leaf beetles in the subfamily Eumolpinae, found in Africa, Asia and Europe.
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