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

Included taxa

Number of records: 10

subfamily Cteniopodinae Solier, 1835 - Comb-clawed Beetles
Tertiary: Rupelian – recent
subfamily Diaperinae Latreille, 1802
Tertiary: Paleocene – recent
subfamily Lagriinae Latreille, 1825 - long-jointed bark beetles
Tertiary: Lower Miocene – recent
subfamily Nilioninae Oken, 1843
subfamily Phrenapatinae Solier, 1834
subfamily Pimeliinae Latreille, 1802
subfamily Stenochiinae Kirby, 1837
subfamily Tenebrioninae Latreille, 1802
Tertiary: Middle Paleocene – recent
subfamily Zolodininae Watt, 1975

Unplaced taxa

genus Bielawskia Marcuzzi, 1985

Links and literature

EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [105034]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [] [as Tenebrionidae Latreille, 1802]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019
CZ Hudec K., Kolibáč J., Laštůvka Z., Peňáz M. a kol. (2007): Příroda České republiky: průvodce faunou, Academia [as Lagriidae]
EN Bouchard et al. (2011): Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta), ZooKeys 88: 1–972. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.88.807 [as Tenebrionidae Latreille, 1802]
Data retrieved on: 19 November 2019

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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