Taxon profile


Scarabaeoidea Latreille, 1802

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Coleoptera - beetles »  infraorder Scarabaeiformia

Scientific synonyms

Lamellicornia Latreille, 1817
Scarabaeïdes Latreille, 1802

Temporal range:Lower Cretaceous - recent



Scarabaeoidea in BioLib

Functions restricted to taxon Scarabaeoidea

Important groups

Glaphyridae - bumble bee scarab beetles, Passalidae - passalid beetles, Lucanidae - stag beetles, Trogidae - hide beetles, Geotrupidae - earth-boring dung beetles, Scarabaeidae - scarabs, Scarabaeinae, Aphodiinae - aphodiine dung beetles, Melolonthinae, Rutelinae - shining leaf chafers, Dynastinae - rhinoceros beetles, Cetoniinae - fruit and flower chafers

Included taxa

Number of records: 15

family Belohinidae Paulian, 1959
family Coprinisphaeridae Genise, 2004
family Diphyllostomatidae Holloway, 1972 - false stag beetles
family Geotrupidae Latreille, 1802 - earth-boring dung beetles
family Glaphyridae MacLeay, 1819 - bumble bee scarab beetles
family Glaresidae Kolbe, 1905 - enigmatic scarab beetles
family Hybosoridae Erichson, 1847 - scavanger scarab beetles
family Lucanidae Latreille, 1804 - stag beetles
family Ochodaeidae Mulsant & Rey, 1871 - sand-loving scarab beetles
family Pallichnidae Genise, 2004
family Passalidae Leach, 1815 - passalid beetles
family Passalopalpidae Boucher, Bai, Wang, Zhang & Yang, 2016
family Pleocomidae LeConte, 1861 - rain beetles
family Scarabaeidae Latreille, 1802 - scarabs
family Trogidae MacLeay, 1819 - hide beetles

Links and literature

EN Bouchard et al. (2011): Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta), ZooKeys 88: 1–972. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.88.807 [as Scarabaeoidea Latreille, 1802]
Data retrieved on: 19 November 2019

Data source info

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea
Alonso-Zarazaga, Dr Miguel A. (ed.). 2006. Scarabaeoidea. Fauna Europaea version 1.1,
[Data retrieved on: 26 July 2006]

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