Taxon profile


Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - Insects »  cohors Holometabola

Temporal range:Lower Perimian - recent


Functions restricted to taxon Coleoptera

Important groups

Carabidae - ground and tiger beetles, Dytiscidae - predacious diving beetles, Gyrinidae - whirligig beetles, Dermestidae - skin beetles, Bostrichidae - branch-and-twig borers, Anobiidae - death-watch beetles, Ptinidae - spider beetles, Nitidulidae - sap beetles, Cucujidae - flat bark beetles, Silvanidae - grain beetles, Erotylidae - pleasing fungus beetles, Endomychidae - handsome fungus beetles, Coccinellidae - ladybird beetles, Helotidae, Zopheridae - ironclad beetles, Mycetophagidae - hairy fungus beetles, Melandryidae - false darkling beetles, Mordellidae - tumbling flower beetles, Oedemeridae - false blister beetles, Pyrochroidae - fire-colored beetles, Anthicidae - ant-like flower beetles, Aderidae - ant-like leaf beetles, Meloidae - blister beetles, Salpingidae - narrow-waisted bark beetles, Tenebrionidae - darkling beetles, Chrysomelidae - leaf beetles, Bruchidae - seed beetles, Curculionoidea - weevils, Cerambycoidea, Melyridae - soft-winged flower beetles, Trogossitidae - bark-gnawing beetles, Cleridae - checkered beetles, Chelonariidae - turtle beetles, Byrrhidae - pill or moss beetles, Buprestidae - jewel beetles, Elateridae - click beetles, Lycidae - net-winged beetles, Lampyridae - fireflies, Cantharidae - soldier beetles, Glaphyridae - bumble bee scarab beetles, Passalidae - passalid beetles, Lucanidae - stag beetles, Geotrupidae - earth-boring dung beetles, Scarabaeidae - scarabs, Hydrophilidae - Water Scavenger Beetles, Histeridae - Clown beetles, Silphidae - carrion beetles, Staphylinidae - rove beetles, Cupedidae - reticulated beetles

Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 7

suborder Archostemata Kolbe, 1908
suborder Myxophaga Crowson, 1955
suborder Adephaga Schellenberg, 1806
suborder Polyphaga Emery, 1886

Coleoptera incertae sedis

genus Adiphlebia Scudder, 1885
species Saperda valdensis Heer, 1865

Saperda valdensis

Links and literature

Data source info

Bouchard et al. (2011): Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta), ZooKeys 88: 1–972. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.88.807

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Taxa (not confirmed) - 3


extinct taxon