Taxon profile


darkling beetles
Tenebrionidae Latreille, 1802

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Coleoptera - beetles »  superfamily Tenebrionoidea

Scientific synonyms

incl. Alleculidae Laporte de Castelnau, 1840, Cossyphodidae Wasmann, 1899, Lagriidae Fabricius, 1775, Nilionidae Champion, 1888, Petriidae, Rhysopaussidae Wasmann, 1896

Other names

= darkening beetles

Temporal range:Jurassic - recent


Functions restricted to taxon Tenebrionidae

Important groups

Cteniopodinae - Comb-clawed Beetles, Tenebrioninae
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Included taxa

Number of records: 9

subfamily Cteniopodinae Solier, 1835 - Comb-clawed Beetles
subfamily Diaperinae Latreille, 1802
subfamily Lagriinae Latreille, 1825 - long-jointed bark beetles
subfamily Nilioninae Oken, 1843
subfamily Phrenapatinae Solier, 1834
subfamily Pimeliinae Latreille, 1802
subfamily Stenochiinae Kirby, 1837
subfamily Tenebrioninae Latreille, 1802
subfamily Zolodininae Watt, 1975

Links and literature

Data source info

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea []
Audisio, Prof. Paolo (ed.). 2006. Tenebrionoidea. Fauna Europaea version 1.1,
[Data retrieved on: 24 July 2006]

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